Mature students should start on grant applications

With CAO applications submitted since the start of the month, Leaving Cert students are turning their focus to their upcoming exams and getting the points they need ...

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Want to have a whale of a time? IWDG bringing Iceland expedition stories to libraries

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group is bringing its ‘Trail of the Whale’ tour to libraries, writes Amy Lewis

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Online Lives: Creator of popular health and lifestyle blog Sarah Dwan

Waterford blogger and new mum Sarah Dwan writes about beauty, health and lifestyle on her popular website, beautyandthemasseuse.com and has a “passion for ...

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All the celebs, trends and news you might have missed from London Fashion Week

Katie Wright reports on the major stories from the biannual style blitz.

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Brooches, berets and all the best accessories at London Fashion Week

Baby prams, drawstring bags and dogs were spotted on the catwalks this season.

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Victoria Beckham’s London Fashion Week show was a love letter to femininity

There was a lot of beautiful tailoring and some surprising footwear on the catwalk.

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6 tips for stress-free eating out with the kids at half-term

If you’re taking the kids out for a meal as a half-term treat, here are ways to make it far less stressful for mum and dad.

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Spaghetti on his face and barbecue woes: The Body Coach on his food memories

Lauren Taylor catches up with The Body Coach who says, even as a baby, he was a “crazy little foodie.”

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Why Seamus O'Connell is shutting down The Ivory Tower

Chef and restauranteur Seamus O’Connell is about to close his iconic Cork restaurant. He looks back on 25 years at the helm of The Ivory Tower – and ...

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A fear of regret can lock us into bad relationships, jobs and habits – here's how to break free

How many times have you thought about starting a company, taking a year out to write that novel or leaving a loveless relationship but ended up doing nothing about ...

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HIIT found to be ‘better for weight loss’ – here are 4 hybrid classes you need to try

A new study found that short bursts of intense exercise can blitz the pounds faster than a longer workout at a slower pace.

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5 common pregnancy diet and exercise ‘myths’

Eating for two is just one of many questionable bits of ‘advice’ mums-to-be often hear. A nutritionist gives Lisa Salmon her take.

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The fine art of developing concrete ideas

Aileen Balfe: Designer and co-founder Ail+El Design

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Vintage view: The sweeping saga of the curtain

Kya deLongchamps recounts the sweeping saga of the curtain.

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Pieces and prices to suit range of buyers: James Adam at Home Sale

Des O’Sullivan previews the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin.

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

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Weekend Break: Monart Spa

Clodagh Finn discovers that ‘detox’ at Monart in Co Wexford is all about enjoying top-class service and being pampered with sensual body therapies.

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The Crown Princess: A family cruise, and a voyage of discovery

The Crown Princess is a high-class resort in itself — but it also delivers you to unforgettable destinations around the Med, as Darren Norris discovered when ...

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Rosamund Pike’s battle to portray war reporter Marie Colvin

Actress Rosamund Pike was determined to embody fearless correspondent Marie Colvin on screen and to show ‘a woman in all her complexities,’ writes Georgia ...

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Other side of Gaza: Irish film-makers highlight ordinary lives in the besieged territory

A pair of Irish film-makers have made a documentary on life for ordinary people in the besieged territory, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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WE SELL BOOKS: Joy of being in the Gutter

Bob Johnston, originally from Brighton, is the owner of the Gutter Bookshop, one of Ireland’s leading independent bookshops, which has two branches in Dublin, ...

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How to choose the right compost for the right spot

No time or room to make your own compost? So, how do you choose what’s best for you from the wide range in garden centres?

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The Islands of Ireland: Message from Moynish More

This relatively large island in Clew Bay, Co Mayo, is the westernmost in this fascinating bay. It was the first island that shipping bound for the town of Westport ...

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Let’s hear it for the blackbird

Blackbirds seem to be in full voice now, perhaps making the most of lengthening daylight hours to enchant us with their song at dawn and dusk.

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