My boyfriend  wants “concrete proposals” to call-off the new strike, but I have no idea what that means. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, My boyfriend of nearly 7 years is on a “sex strike” (for a second time) and I’m embarrassed and frustrated. We had been going through a dry (...)

Dear Frankie (apologies to regular Irish Times “agony aunt” Roe McDermott), we are driven to distraction. You might say even we are “devastated”. So m(...)

‘Are you being completely honest with yourself , and subconsciously do have a desire to rekindle something with your ex?’

Dear Roe, I’m a 33-year-old man and I was previously with a woman for two years in our mid-20s. After we broke up, I moved away, but have recently mo(...)

'We do have a spare room so practically it’s possible, but I am worried about what this means for our relationship, and our sex life.' Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’ve been with my partner for six years, and we’ve lived together for over a year. We’re incredibly happy, I love him to pieces – but we ha(...)

McDermott’s Castle: the guide is set at €90k

A majestic castle set on an island in Lough Key in Co Roscommon is one of the most striking lots for sale in the upcoming BidX1 pre-Christmas auction.(...)

“We’ve been fighting a lot since and I don’t know what to do.” Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’m a 26-year-old man, and I’ve been with my girlfriend for five months, though we were casually seeing each other people for a while befor(...)

File Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A man has pleaded guilty before the non-jury Special Criminal Court to helping an unlawful organisation murder dissident republican Peter Butterly. (...)

Desmond Duffy (70) arrives at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A jury has begun considering their verdict in the trial of a 70-year-old man who denies murdering his partner of 36 years. Desmond ‘Des’ Duffy has pl(...)

Dear Roe, My husband and I are both in our 40s and have been together for 13 years. We’re very happy, life is good – but it’s been a few years since(...)

The fact that you didn’t discuss a long-distance relationship indicates a lack of  communication and investment in seriously, realistically considering a future together. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, I met a man while living abroad last year. The first date left me on cloud nine, but also upset knowing that I would have to leave soon and(...)

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