Tanya Sweeney

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Is it time to repurpose romance? On the latest episode of the Women’s Podcast, journalist Tanya Sweeney talks to Kathy Sheridan about Valentine’s Day(...)

Change up your cupboard door handles. you can always change them back at the end of the tenancy

Have the Irish waved goodbye to the idea of owning their own homes? Statistics from last year noted that the number of Irish people buying property ha(...)

U2 performing at Croke Park in July. Brian Boyd’s report detailing the band was planning to breathe new life into their 1987 album The Joshua Tree was the fifth most read culture article on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1. Bad sex in the movies: from Top Gun to Fifty Shades  This is the most read culture story on irishtimes.com for 2017, and by quite some distan(...)

Giving a room piled high with newspapers a clearout and a makeover might be a neat narrative arc on TV, but there’s often much more to it than that. Photograph: Getty Images

Buried Alive. The Hoarder Next Door. Britain’s Biggest Hoarders. Thanks to a cluster of new programmes, TV audiences are invited to gasp, shriek and c(...)

Crossing over - southside to northside on the  Millennium Bridge. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some months ago, a friend decided to pay Dublin a visit, and we settled on meeting in my then-neighbourhood, Rathmines. We browsed in a local charity(...)

Blue bedroom at  Rath Ullord, a new housing scheme in Co Kilkenny. Photo:  Dylan Vaughan

Put it down to globetrotting, or the mighty influence of Pinterest. According to design consultant Orla Kelly, Irish people are officially over white (...)

Unless your friend is willing to move 95 carloads, get the professionals in. Photograph: Getty Images

According to age-old wisdom, moving house is more stressful than a relationship breakdown, a new job or even a divorce. And after the weekend I’ve jus(...)

Abortion rights campaigners pass along the quays as part last year’s March for Choice. The 2017 event takes place in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of people are expected at the 6th annual March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday. What’s the march about? The march is an annual protest a(...)

Years ago, it was my job to sift through the demos in a big London record company. It wasn’t unusual to find bribes among the slush pile; CD players, (...)

Brianna Parkins: 'Why did I bother becoming a Rose if I’m that much of a feminist? Because you can be both, and many Roses are.' Photograph: Perry Duffin

There’s no rule book on becoming a minor international controversy. Last August, after I called for a referendum on abortion and segued into a samba a(...)

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