Kate Holmquist

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Sorely missed: Kate Holmquist in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to the Irish Times journalist and author Kate Holmquist, who died at the weekend, at the age of 62. Sheila W(...)

Kate Holmquist, photographed at home in 2013.Photograph: Alan Betson

Tributes have been paid to the journalist and author Kate Holmquist, who has died. The death of Ms Holmquist (62), who lived in Sandycove in Co Dubl(...)

What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving, the all-American feast that will be celebrated across the world, from Dallas to Dublin, on Thursda(...)

Pucker up to your technology and get down with a robot. If you’re so connected to your online relationships that you quiver with anticipation every(...)

‘Girls as young as 14 and 15 are waxing the hair off their arms, and every other part of their bodies. To be hairy isn’t womanly.’ Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Getty Images

Summer. Exposed flesh. Human hair must be banished. Discarded hair is clogging drains and sticking to wax strips everywhere. Brazilian or bush? No (...)

School’s out soon and it can be a long summer for teenaged girls. Avoid those fake-tan disasters and moans of “I’m bored” – give your daughter a tr(...)

This year’s Irish Times supplement of new writing by children and young adults is the fifth edition of this award-winning publication. Once again, (...)

What are you going to do with the rest of your life? It’s a question that preoccupies women as nests empty. Lise-Ann McLoughlin, Fair City acto(...)

Duke Special: ‘One friend recalled that he had an awkward habit that could cause social embarrassment. It could nearly be called a psychic tick’

My Obituary is a new column, launched today, in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some ma(...)

Emer O’Toole: ‘Because I see sexuality as a spectrum, defining myself as gay, straight or bisexual is not the way to describe my sexuality.’ Photograph: Meera Paleja

Before “gay” there was “queer”. “Queer” is a word that I grew up knowing as a playground insult, although it was one I detested and never used, sin(...)

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