Video gaming: John Sharry’s advice to parents is to promote positive habits and set some rules. Photograph: E+/Getty

The Select Committee on Crime, Lawlessness and Vandalism has said there is an urgent need to prohibit the supply of video nasties, which have a damagi(...)

“My household is about to enter, for a nanosecond, the golden age of parenthood.” Photograph: iStock

“Because a mother’s love is God’s greatest joke” Anne Enright wrote in The Gathering, in answer to the question I’ve been asking myself. The brillian(...)

50 of the best picnic spots in Ireland: nothing says summer like cheese and onion crisps with an optional sprinkling of sand and a spectacular view of coast, waterfall, lighthouse or forest. Photograph: E+/Getty

The French invented picnics. The Australians professionalised them, adding high-tech portable barbecues, 13 kinds of posh hummus, and sun shades so co(...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

Are we now so  afraid of one another that we have to regulate our relationships?

Employees at Google and Facebook are not allowed to ask a second time for a date under workplace dating policies that came to light earlier this year.(...)

Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn in Management:  “Boy Wants Girl, Girl Doesn’t Want Boy, Boy Harasses Girl, Boy Gets Girl”

There is a scene in Love Actually where Keira Knightley’s character is happily watching TV with her husband of just a few weeks, when the doorbell rin(...)

“You’re telling me there are no lights here. But they’re meant to be here because of the bumps. That’s how you know.” Photograph: Getty Images

I heard her before I saw her. Clack, clack, clack, her white cane was going against one of the granite benches, which had lately been sprouting everyw(...)

When the ceremony ended, we got to see Meghan and Harry whizzing by in their carriage, which – I bet – is more than most of the invited guests can say. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

“What are you wearing to the royal wedding?” “Jeans and runners probably.” “I’m not telling people you’re wearing jeans and runners to the royal wed(...)

Meghan Markle: the duchess has been wearing perplexing Little Bo Peep tights. Photograph: Ian Vogler/Pool/AFP/Getty

Allow me to save you a trip to the comments section. Yes, there are bigger things happening in the world. There are more important things. There are m(...)

Prof Ian Robertson and Jennifer O’Connell in ‘Stressed’

At a certain point in the first part of her two-part documentary on stress, Irish Times columnist Jennifer O’Connell meets a man in gloves in the midd(...)

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