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According to Jigsaw, the national centre for youth mental health, “researchers estimate that at any given time, roughly 20 per cent of people feel sufficiently isolated for it to be a major source of unhappiness in their lives”.

If you’re lonely you might not think it consoling to learn that we experience different kinds of loneliness. Yet, the information can help us to figu(...)

 Ronnie O’Sullivan after winning the final match of the 2019 Players Championship against Neil Robertson. Photograph: Tai Chengzhe/VCG via Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan recorded a snooker landmark on Sunday when he became the first player to compile 1,000 career century breaks en route to winning the(...)

Matt Haig: ‘I was diagnosed with panic disorder, depression and anxiety. At the time I didn’t know anyone who had got through that alive.’ Photograph: Jonathan Ring

Hours before Matt Haig speaks to The Irish Times, another media organisation is in his Brighton home doing a video about what it feels like to have a (...)

The well-known statue of the cinema usher which once stood outside the Screen Cinema. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

You can date a Dubliner by what comes into their head when you mention the building that sits on the eastern corner of Townsend Street and Hawkins Str(...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

Eileen Battersby with her horse Sophie in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eileen Battersby, the late Irish Times literary correspondent, who died on Sunday, December 23rd, after a car crash in Co Meath, was renowned for both(...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Bob Ross has  become an internet sensation

Who knew, back in the nineties, that the softly-spoken, laid-back painter Bob Ross and his happy little clouds would go on to become an internet sensa(...)

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. File photograph:  Olivier Morin/Getty Images

A European court has upheld the blasphemy conviction of an Austrian woman who called the Prophet Muhammad a paedophile. A seven-judge panel of the Eu(...)

Morgan Fagg, Madrid: ‘I’m taking a day off work, spending €123 on Ryanair flights, €80 on Hertz rental, and all the additional costs of travelling home, but keeping the poet in my opinion, is priceless.’

“After my previous run-in with Ireland’s blasphemy law, it’s encouraging to see that it could be repealed soon,” Stephen Fry tweeted on Thursday. “Lot(...)

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