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(...)

Will your children scoff all their Easter eggs in one day or space out their consumption? Photograph: iStock.

Will your children dive into their chocolate Easter eggs this Sunday and scoff the lot before bedtime? Or will they – on your insistence perhaps – sp(...)

Projects from the life and physical sciences, humanities and social sciences were awarded funding. Photograph: Getty Images

Ground-breaking basic research in the Republic is to benefit from €12 million in State funding with 12 leading researchers each benefiting from €1 mil(...)

65 Roses Day: Alfie Dardis, age 6 From Stepaside , who lives with cystic fibrosis, and his best friend, Ava Casserly, age 6 from Dundrum pictured at the launch. Photo: Tom Honan

Almost 1,400 people are currently living with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ireland. The incidence of this chronic inherited lung disease is higher in Irela(...)

Avectas cofounder and chief executive Dr Michael Maguire, with cofounder Dr Shirley O’Dea, chief scientific officer and business development director Dr Gillian Hendy. Photograph: Iain White/Fennells

Serial entrepreneur Seamus Mulligan has led a $10 million (€12 million) fundraising for an Irish business at the cutting edge of cell therapy. Avect(...)

Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

 Tatjana Klemanskiene, originally from Lithuania, believes most employers were reluctant to hire a woman with a disability. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

On her very first day in Ireland Tatjana Klemanskiene put her baby son in the buggy and went for a walk around her new neighbourhood in Celbridge, Co (...)

The number of callouts for pest controllers responding to ant infestations in business and homes rose by 35 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Homeowners and gardeners have been advised to prepare for a rise in ant populations if warmer winters become a common occurrence in Ireland. The numb(...)

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From promising acquisitions to significant asset sales and business exits, the winners for July, August and September of this year’s Irish Times Busin(...)

People are escorted to safety by aid workers at the airport of the coastal city of Beira in central Mozambique on March 19th after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. Photograph: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty

Cyclone Idai emerged out of the Indian Ocean. It hit land over Mozambique, and from there caused destruction over vast areas as it tracked over neigh(...)

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