Niamh Towey

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Syrian refugee Almuthna Loulah meets President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells

A Syrian refugee who made a violin from scratch after arriving in Ireland last March has presented the instrument to President Michael D Higgins at Ár(...)

More than 10,000 people turned out for Darkness into Light in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

Like many small, rural parts of Ireland, a lot of families from in and around Ballaghaderreen have been touched by suicide. Early on Saturday morning(...)

Safe space? “I found my hyperventilating father cowering in the shed, pretending to get turf.” Photograph: Getty

Christmas Day spent at home with family seems such an idyllic idea in theory, but let’s be honest: the reality can often prove quite the opposite. Gre(...)

Photograph: iStock
How to cure hungover skin

Searing headache? Dry mouth? Parched skin? It sounds like you could be locked in day two of hangover hell, maybe after Electric Picnic. Instead of sp(...)

Kilkenny fans at Electric Picnic as Tipperary beat Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Electric Picnic was awash with blue and gold on Sunday as hundreds of Tipperary fans gathered to watch the All Ireland Hurling Final against Kilkenny (...)

Top row: Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort oils; Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturising Lip Balm; Guinot Stick Anti UV Sun Defense with SPF 50. Bottom row: Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment; Blistex relief cream; Lush Lip Scrub in Mint Julips

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort oils €21 These are somewhere between a gloss and a skincare treatment – but won’t weld wisps of hair to your lips.(...)

The head office of Console Suicide Prevention Charity in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Collins

The suicide charity Console “cannot continue in the absence of support from the HSE”, David Hall, its interim chief executive has said. He said meet(...)

A heat map shows a swell along the west coast where winds could reach speeds of up to 120km per hour on Thursday. Photograph: magicseaweed.com

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for counties along the west coast, where winds could reach speeds of up to 120km per hour on Thurs(...)

I can remember so clearly my first day in Arts in UCD. I was shy, young – just 17 – and innocent. I looked around at the other 500 people in my Englis(...)

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