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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan. File photograph: Collins

The referendum to remove a reference in the Constitution to the woman’s place in the home has been postponed, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan co(...)

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It’s amazing what you learn when you take a walk on the beach in the rain, alone except for the snuffling and splodging of a small black and white dog(...)

It’s not quite summer, but it feels like it. File photograph: Eric Luke

Winter may have taken its time to disappear but temperatures across the State appear to have skipped straight to summer - for a little while, at least(...)

Mr Inappropriate. Photograph: Thinkstock

When God rested and made men, she must never have envisaged something called dress-down Friday. Because if she had, she would never have made men lik(...)

Cycling can be as tough or gentle as you like, but you need some discipline. Photograph: Thinkstock

I have tried them all: walking, running, hill-walking, swimming, the gym and even 10-minute hits in the sitting room at 6am. But, to be honest, my at(...)

Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Have you tried Snapchat yet? I downloaded it 18 months ago and opened it at least 2½ times in the weeks afterwards. The half was when I hit the icon (...)

Patrick Logue and all the family  head for Termonfeckin beach on Christmas morning, come hail rain or snow. In 2010 actually was snow on the beach.

We asked some of our journalists what they do to feel healthy – or alleviate the calorie intake guilt – on Christmas Day and over the coming days. Wa(...)

While not reaching boomtime peaks, sales of Mercedes and other luxury cars increased significantly last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The luxury car market is by no means back to boomtime peaks, but it is on the rise again, and last year saw sales of high-end brands recover significa(...)

My friend Oliver and I would often cycle to Pat’s Supermarket in Laytown for 99s (with lots of sprinkles) – weather and inclination allowing, of course. If it happened to be a Monday we would sometimes stock up on cans of Fosters lager, bold teenagers that we were.

On our long breaks between the early and evening shifts in the dining hall, my friend Oliver and I would often cycle to Pat’s Supermarket in Laytown f(...)

“Wrapping chips. Imagine what the grease, salt and vinegar would do to your Galaxy Nexus. Not only is the newspaper perfect for soaking up all of that, for some reason chips taste 100 per cent nicer when plucked out of a crumpled sheet of a newspaper. Afterwards you can see what was happening in the world a few weeks previously.”

The dawn of the internet age hit home recently as I observed my 14-year-old son grappling with his Junior Cert art project. As he attempted to pain(...)

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