Murphy just 'one line' of inquiry
Deirdre Jacob's parents have stressed that convicted sex offender Larry Murphy is just "one line of inquiry" gardai are pursuing in the disappearance of their daughter.
Deirdre Jacob's parents have stressed that convicted sex offender Larry Murphy is just "one line of inquiry" gardai are pursuing in the disappearance of their daughter.
Love is a lot like weight control - you have to work at it.
One minute. That is how far Deirdre Jacob was from her front door, before something stopped...
Young high-flying executives on salaries of between €100,000 and €200,000 are driving up rents in prime locations in Dublin city centre.
Rich butter, creamy milk, bread and potatoes - we often look back at what previous generations ate and wonder how their waistlines could have...
Dr Michael Smurfit is out of hospital for only an hour when he politely accepts a call on reports circulating about his ill health.
A leading obesity expert has criticised the Cadbury chocolate company's mission to encourage children "to get outdoors" for a day of physical activity in the midst of Ireland's obesity crisis.
A leading medical consultant has spoken about a landmark moment in Ireland's battle with obesity, revealing he is treating a young patient weighing more than 330kg (51.9 stone) - too heavy for the hospital scales to weigh.
Samuel Beckett objected strenuously to all-female theatre groups staging Waiting for Godot because, he said, "women don't have prostates and couldn't portray the characters accurately".
Bishop Denis Nulty has intervened in Ireland's energy poverty crisis.
High profile property developer Harry Crosbie is set to turn his home into a hotel, after submitting a request for planning permission to Dublin City...
Although it feels like Tinder has ushered in the age of no-strings-attached sex, humans have always loved the opportunity of a spontaneous hook-up.
Last week, some Irish homeowners were informed they might have to sacrifice part of their gardens for Dublin's new rapid bus network - but for the rest, it's boom time in the home grounds
Just when you thought we had hit rock bottom in the housing crisis, we discovered we weren't even touching solid ground. It has transpired that for the past 50 years, Irish officials have been counting...
Fresh from being dropped from the judging panel of a literary competition after blasting publishers Penguin Random House for their diversity policies, American author Lionel Shriver has joined the...
She has spent her young life travelling the world and is most at home when on water - just some of the ways Luxembourg Rose Amber Crean feels she carries the spirit of Tom Crean.
Would you intervene if you saw a child being abused?
It is one of Ireland's most isolated spots. A place George Bernard Shaw described as "incredible, impossible and mad". And, having recently exited Nama, Harry Crosbie has drawn inspiration from Skellig Michael - in particular, its beehive huts, built by monks in 600AD who believed it would bring them closer to God.
Pádraig O Ceidigh wants the medical records of all candidates released in the race for Aras an Uachtarain.
Ireland's hockey heroes stand on the cusp of sporting immortality after an epic penalty shoot-out win against Spain saw them scorch into the World Cup final.
Householders should prepare for night-time water outages by the end of this month unless the country gets two weeks of consistent rain, a leading climate expert has warned.
Why paint if you have no audience? That was the central question posed in Somerset Maugham's book Of Human Bondage, based on the life of one of Ireland's greatest painters - Roderic O'Conor.
Ned O'Sullivan is tired of putting up a front. Tired of trying to hide his addiction from family, friends and colleagues - but most of all - from himself.
RTE's top current affairs presenter Sean O'Rourke has confirmed that he will be taking the rest of the summer off to "recharge the batteries" from what he called an enjoyable but "relentless" job.
Back in the day, school pupils would listen eagerly as doctors, lawyers and other professionals came in to their classroom for the day to impart inspirational life and career advice.
We learned two unsettling facts about the fight against obesity last week.
Irish soccer international Robbie Brady married his childhood sweetheart Kerrie Harris yesterday afternoon after the bride stopped traffic in the little Limerick village of Crecora.
If the thundering movement to repeal the Eighth Amendment has taught us anything, it is that young people are mobilised, politically in tune and willing to exercise their vote when it matters.
The number of Irish people self-harming is continuing to rise, numbers reporting emotional and psychological conditions has surged from 96,000 to 123,000 since the last census, our anxiety levels have rocketed to the top 10 worldwide and Ireland has one of the highest rates of teen suicide in the EU - and yet today we are more affluent, and enjoy more material comforts, than most previous generations.
It's the early 1990s, and a 10-year-old boy is playing in the sandy haze of a UN base in Cyprus.
As a child, John Redmond took chipboard and lollipop sticks and painted them bright blue and green to fashion a fire screen for his grandmother. On another occasion, he transformed the family's Child Of Prague statue with bright pink, yellow and blue poster paint.
It's tough for millennials to get on the property ladder, but follow the advice of Amanda Byram and you can't go far wrong.
Family and friends - as well as friends in the fashion world - are said to be standing by a young Dublin-born woman who has been accused of stealing more than $50,000 from her creative director boss at Vogue magazine.
It has been called 'a golden age' for Irish women in comedy. Sharon Horgan, Aisling Bea, Amy Huberman, Hilary Rose, Alison Spittle and Jennifer Zamparelli are just some of the big names lighting up our screens.
The text came in from a female friend just after midnight."I hate this country. I really do. The way we treat women in this country is so f***ed up."
One of Ireland's rising stars will feature in a new crime drama on TV3 tomorrow night (9pm).
Celebrity fitness trainer to the stars Simone De La Rue touched down in Dublin this weekend with a message of health and wellness and was quickly taken aback by Ireland's portion sizes.
This Thursday, May 17, marks an important day in the economic calendar. Economists and property commentators have traced the date, in 2006, as the day the boom died.
Several years ago, Rowan Hooper was at a conference for primatologists. Wine glass in hand, he began to wax lyrical about how like chimps humans are, in an attempt to ingratiate himself with one of the party. "The difference between us and them is only a matter of degrees," he said. The primatologist he'd been chatting to smiled an assassin's smile, and asked: "Can chimps build their own LHC then?"
IRISH models, influencers and bloggers should take responsibility for the food they promote to people under the guise of healthy eating, the HSE's National Dietetic Adviser has warned.
Whether it's manuka honey or yoga classes, once you're pregnant everyone has an opinion.
The Trophy home. The ultimate symbol of social status, coveted by many, owned by few. And they are popping up again in Dublin's leafy suburbs for the first time since the heady days of the Celtic Tiger.
"Champagne! In victory, one deserves it. In defeat, one needs it" - Napoleon Bonaparte.
Bono has said that, in his children, he sees hope for the world. Although quiet on this side of the water, in the US, Eve and Jordan are becoming well known in their own right for their business, acting and social activism - regularly posting photos from marches for women's rights.
In the 1960s, one of the world's most controversial scientists, Harry Harlow, wanted to find out how important love and affection are to a person's well-being.
A man was standing on the golf course when he saw his wife marching towards him and his friends. When she arrived, she threw a plate of food at him with full force. The reason? He hadn't come home in time for dinner.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin will today pay a warm tribute to the peace process work of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, who has hit the headlines again after walking out of an interview in which he was questioned about his past finances.
Irish rugby captain Rory Best was willing to appear as a character witness for his friend and team-mate Paddy Jackson if Mr Jackson's legal team had called upon him during the trial.
In 2015, the world press photography awards featured an image from Tehran of a young man identified only as Balal. Sentenced to death for stabbing his best friend, he was standing on a chair, blindfolded, with a noose around his neck waiting for his execution.
Actors often complain about the difficulties of recording love scenes.
Oh to have Eddie Jordan's energy, joie de vivre and attitude to life.
Rory McIlroy may be feeling the frustration following his Masters disappointment, but perhaps he should spare a moment to listen to the world's most prominent sports psychologist.
Alcohol "continues to be the greatest, most prevalent date rape drug", according to the Medical Director of the national network of Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATU).
The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has hammered out a "compromise agreement" with Paddy Jackson that means the player will walk away with a financial settlement "close to his contract value".
In 2016, as his momentous victory for his world lightweight title sunk in, Conor McGregor took to the stage to address the ecstatic crowd packed into Madison Square Garden.
The prospects of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding continuing their rugby careers in Ireland look increasingly unlikely this weekend as an investigation gets under way to decide if they have brought the sport into disrepute.
'Excuse me! Are you Blane McIlroy?" It was the end of another long day in the so-called 'rugby rape trial' and one of the defendants was leaving Belfast's Crown Court with his mother.
This year has become the year that 'strong not skinny' is the body shape every woman is striving for.
Why are Irish planners scared to move into the 21st Century? After two years at the drawing board, more than 60 different designs submitted to Dublin City Corporation (DCC) and a robust oral hearing in which An Bord Pleanala's own inspector returned with a glowing report, Ireland's tallest building was turned down last week.
Easter eggs are getting bigger - and so are our kids.
James Joyce mused, in his magnum opus Ulysses, that a "good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub".
It may have rained on the parade in parts of Ireland, but former Taoiseach Brian Cowen wasn't letting anything dampen his spirits as he enjoyed the sunshine as the Grand Marshal of the annual St Patrick's Day parade on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Looking fresh and keeping her natural beauty, Lucy Kennedy has spoken out against the tendency to buckle to the pull of Botox once a woman reaches a certain age.
A leading neurologist has criticised our obsession with hospital beds and highlighted a four-point plan as a key to solving the Irish health crisis.
The heat in Belfast's Crown Court was stifling as family and friends of the defendants packed into the courtroom on level four to see Paddy Jackson take the stand.
Ireland's top model Thalia Heffernan has voiced concerns that models and bloggers who use phone apps to falsely accentuate eyes, whiten teeth, remove blemishes - and even change the shape their face - are damaging their own and others' self-esteem.
When it comes to good sex - or writing about it, at least - our very own James Joyce stole the show.
Mick Jagger did it at 73, Billy Joel and Ronnie Wood did it at 68 and Rowan Atkinson at 62. But Irish actor Gabriel Byrne says becoming a father in your later years is "bittersweet".
"It's got him and it's slowly, capriciously losing him, rubbing him out so that in the end all that will be left is the whine of dementia and a hieroglyph that looks like him."
Marco Pierre White possesses that strange ability to utterly charm and leave you feeling on edge - all at the same time. It's hard to tell if it's that intense gaze, his slow purposeful tone or the fact that his bad-boy reputation proceeds him.
Former Bank of Ireland boss Richie Boucher has said today's young people do not view home ownership as the ultimate life goal that has long dominated their parents' generation.
In courtroom number 12 in Belfast's Crown Court, observers walk through the double panel wooden doors and immediately come face-to-face with family and friends of both sides packed into the room as they wait for the day's proceedings to start.
It may not be the most conventional way to kick off a New Year diet but Deirdre O'Kane has revealed she has shed a stone since Dancing with the Stars.
The clatter of typewriters and a thick plume of tobacco smoke were once the mark of a busy newsroom.
Ireland rugby captain Rory Best and international team mate Iain Henderson did not seek permission or inform the IRFU of their intention to attend Belfast Crown Court where their Irish and Ulster team-mates Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are standing trial for rape.
Loneliness is one of the main reasons children are now contacting Ireland's Childline services, according to the organisation.
Irish actress Victoria Smurfit is jetting in to party at this year's Irish Film and Television Awards as a newly single woman. The leading starlet has parted from her boyfriend, filmmaker Alistair Ramsden.
Fentanyl, an opioid drug thousands of times more dangerous than street heroin which has left more than 70,000 people dead in Canada and the US, is creeping into Ireland, according to one of the country's leading drugs experts, Dr Chris Luke.
It was a cold January morning in 2004 when JP Morgan stockbroker Chris Payne stepped on the scales. It had been a Christmas of wining and dining in fancy restaurants and he had rounded off with a takeaway curry when the horror of the number clicked beneath his nose: 15 stone 10lb. He recalls: "I just thought: 'Enough! This has got to stop.'"
Sales of The Cranberries' music has sky-rocketed since the untimely death of Dolores O'Riordan, with four of the late singer's songs and one album topping the music charts this weekend.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn yesterday.
Multi-billionaire Elon Musk went viral last year, not for his space age vision or futuristic inventions but for a very human problem.
In the midst of the red carpet glamour and the whirlwind of life as a Hollywood actress, it's easy to forget the sacrifice and hard work that goes into making it to the top.
A nurse who has worked in a critical care unit for 11 years has compiled a kit that helps make long waits more bearable for patients in A&E.
On a warm Tucson evening in July 2006, Tom Boyle was driving home when he saw a cyclist crushed underneath the front wheels of a car. With the 18-year-old screaming in pain, Boyle jumped out and lifted the car above the trapped cyclist before yelling to the driver, who then pulled him out.
'There was one particularly traumatic incident, when a person was out on a boat. They had an accident with a propeller and their limbs were severed."
Known as 'the curse' of television dancing shows, it is a phenomenon that is said to hit celebrities and their real-life partners. Long schedules, sexy moves and time away from home have led to high-profile splits.
You'd be forgiven for scratching your head at the hoopla surrounding the new book on Donald Trump.
I love meat. There was a time when if a dish did not have meat in it, I would have considered it a mere snack.
The pressures of Christmas are so extreme that one of Ireland's leading mental health hospitals has launched a new initiative to help people cope with the holiday season.
He once described how he was late for his daughter's Communion because he was fixing a broken coffee machine, but the man who has just sold Ireland's biggest coffee chain finally has his priorities in order.
Plot secrets are near impossible to keep.
RTE presenter Brian O'Connell and his lifelong friend Brian Carey had a special bond. They enjoyed in-jokes, their own coded language and almost 20 years of shared life experiences.
You can tell how well the economy is doing, just by looking at how much cocaine punters are snorting. So says Dr Chris Luke.
Last Wednesday afternoon, Time magazine announced ''The Silence Breakers'' as its ''Person of the Year 2017''.
Dublin may have won the double All-Ireland in football but two star players finished off the year on an even higher note.
Stand-up comedy and alcohol are a potent mix. As comedian Seann Walsh once wrote: "If you have a great gig, you drink to celebrate. If you have a stinker, you drink to get over it... [and] you get good stories out of it."
The last thing you want to hear someone say as they sit down for an interview is: "I have left my dog waiting in the car."
The rules around sexual relationships are now bewilderingly grey. What constitutes sexual consent? To what extent does a woman need to take responsibility to keep herself safe? And the blurred lines between sexual harassment and pitiful attempts at courtship have been thrashed out with little resolution.
Irish rugby star Cian Healy and his long-term girlfriend Laura Smith have announced they are getting married.
He is one of Ireland's most high-profile motivational speakers - famous for the line that every day he stands in front of the mirror and tells himself he is going to have a good day. But every human is fallible under stress.
He has shared a Guinness with everyone from President Barack Obama to Salman Rushdie and now another special person has said she longs to pull up a bar stool with Bono.
The nation yesterday honoured the brave men of the Siege of Jadotville for their courage, at a special ceremony in Custume Barracks in Athlone.
Women's concerns need to be factored into the planning of our cities, the annual FemFest - a women's conference organised by the National Women's Council of Ireland was told yesterday
A Dublin-based writer originally spotted by a literary editor who discovered John Grisham and Maeve Binchy has finally made it into the bookshops after her first novel was turned down.
You can put on your shoes in the morning as a king and see your reputation torn to shreds on the news before you pour yourself a cup of coffee. No one knows this better than Eric Dezenhall.
When AP McCoy wakes up in the morning, the feeling of listlessness can overwhelm him. "I just think, what's the point, what has my life come to?" he says.
Broadcaster and comedian Al Porter is to take some "personal time" away from his Today FM radio show in the wake of allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour against the entertainer.
Britt Ekland sweeps into the Fitzwilliam Hotel in oversized shades, leather pants and a black fedora hat. But most striking of all, she still has the tiny frame that made her a world-famous Bond Girl.
Ireland's favourite anchorman, whose famous on-screen personal grooming session earned him worldwide fame, is to leave RTE.
An American university has defended its decision to allow journalist and writer John Waters to deliver a speech on the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.
Kit Harington, Jason Momoa and Liam Cunningham - better known as Jon Snow, Khal Drogo and Davos - made Game of Thrones fans happy last week when they popped into a pub in Belfast to have a quiet tipple in between working on season eight of the fantasy epic.
The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has been forced to tighten security following information from gardai that activists are planning to occupy the property.
'I was enchanted." That was the bemused response of world-renowned comedian and writer Stephen Fry when asked his reaction to the furore that followed a complaint to gardai that comments he made on RTE about the existence of God were contrary to Ireland's blasphemy laws.
The parish priest of Ballyragget, the Kilkenny village at the centre of last week's storm over lewd images and videos posted on social media, will address his flock today.