It’s a good idea to upgrade your heating system and install controls so your house is split up into zones which can be heated separately. Photograph: Getty Images

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Sarah O’Connell with her children Jake (3) and Hayley (7). Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

What do you think of when you hear the word “disability”? All across Ireland, thousands suffer from conditions that can be invisible to others, such a(...)

The directors during the year were Ross Maguire (above)  and Vincent Martin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

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Dorothy Cross’s exhibition Connemara, at the Royal Hibernian Academy gallery. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Every writer knows the power of a punchy opening. So are you paying attention? Yes, but for how long? It seems that everything is speeding up: play(...)