Men need to step up to the plate and do their fair share of housework. Photograph: Getty Images

We need to talk about housework. To be honest, I’d rather not. In common, I suspect, with the vast majority of the population (with the exception of (...)

Photograph: Jena Ardell/Moment/Getty

The architecture of our intimate lives is changing. Irish couples have more choice than ever about how they want to design their relationships, and th(...)

Troubling: the B&A research shows a correlation between low self-esteem and social-media use. Photograph: PhotoAlto/Getty

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

‘I’m pretty sure she was up for it. But I didn’t want to do anything.’ Photograph: iStock

“I can’t watch Nigella with my mum,” the young man at the next table is saying. “She makes the food erotic. It’s extremely weird. Do you know what I m(...)

Marriage-equality referendum: 54% of adults said they felt pride in the result; 46% felt neutral or had no pride in it. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

Ryanair: some people see boarding times as merely aspirational, like Brexit dates. Photograph: UIG via Getty

If my husband and I ever decide to divorce, it will be in the queue for security at Dublin airport. It is there, amidst the plastic trays teeming with(...)

Kourtney Kardashian’s new blog, Poosh, is the latest celebrity site peddling ‘achievable’ lifestyles to the young and impressionable. Photograph: David Livingston/Getty Images

If you’re anything like Kourtney Kardashian, you’ll have woken up this morning and declared, “what the world needs now is more advice on vaginal steam(...)

Caroline Dwyer: ‘We didn’t get to hear anything until the following day. I was at work, and my husband rang me. He said ‘Have you had any strange phone calls?’ ’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Caroline Dwyer was going through her emails the other day, and she found the last one her son, Michael, ever sent her. It was on Mother’s Day, March 2(...)

Nasa astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, one of two women  due to take part in a historic spacewalk, which had to be cancelled because of a   lack of available spacesuits to fit them.  Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Two Nasa astronauts were on the verge of making history recently by becoming “the first women to walk in space unaccompanied by men”. It turns out tha(...)

Martina Cox pictured with her husband Sean Cox at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph supplied by family.

I’m in the front room of Sean Cox’s house, sitting with his wife, Martina, on the grey curved sofa that he designed. Opposite us is the large flatscre(...)

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