Anne Griffin was the first to be employed after Dublin was confirmed as the venue for the Meeting of Families. Photograph:  Enda O’Dowd

The beating heart of the World Meeting of Families is behind the high wall around a former seminary in the shadow of Croke Park in Dublin. The Holy C(...)

 Rich Ricci after sending out Faugheen to win the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse, Co Dublin. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Rich Ricci, the gloriously-named former investment banker now prominent in the Irish racing scene, was formally unveiled last week as the new executiv(...)

Full list of candidates With a smaller number of council seats and three town councils abolished, Offaly’s local election race will be hotly co(...)

Richard Brennan, who  changed his life after having a stroke, in Trinity Capital Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘I have had reasonable good health for most of my life. I was in a car crash when I was 17 and suffered from back problems in my early 20s when(...)

Richard Brennan practising his Alexander Technique. He says pain is a warning sign that something is wrong with the body.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Back problems have reached epidemic proportions globally, with recent figures revealing that four million people input “lower back pain” into Google e(...)

26/3/2013.   - HEALTH -Glenna Batson, Alexander technique teacher, at the Emmaus Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Alexander Technique teachers from Australia, North and South America and Europe gathered in Dublin last week to share their knowledge and exper(...)