Kate Byrne

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Kate Byrne with daughter Saoirse and husband Sam. “I woke up one night at 2am and I honestly thought that I’d left my cooker on and that something was burning”

An Irish mother living in Australia has described how ash rained down on her baby’s pram in Sydney as bush fires continue to burn out of control. Kat(...)

“Eight-year-olds worry about their weight, and 13-year-olds worry about whether they are ‘hot’ enough,” says author  Steve Biddulph. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Fourteen is the new 18,” is what parenting educator and author Steve Biddulph hears all the time from mothers talking about their daughters. “(...)

A detail from Cartoonist, City, Winter by Una Sealy

The Royal Hibernian Academy was founded in 1823 and it has experienced some tricky moments in its subsequent history. On occasion, its very survival h(...)