Niamh Horan: 'I see buildings as being like the fingers on your hand. They are all part of you'
John Roebling had a vision to build a spectacular suspension bridge connecting New York and Long Island. At the time, experts throughout the...
John Roebling had a vision to build a spectacular suspension bridge connecting New York and Long Island. At the time, experts throughout the...
The editor of a student newspaper at Trinity College Dublin has described her disappointment at attempts to cut the paper's funding following its reporting of alleged 'hazing' at an all-male society on the campus.
In Dublin's department stores, you may have noticed the homeware section is now peppered with luxury drinking accessories. They call it...
The Irish tricolour will fly at half mast in Christchurch today as a mark of respect to those who died at the mosque massacre. Many of the St Patrick's Day celebrations, due to take place...
A fitness expert with clients including the actors Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender says he is...
Meet the woman who promises to give you heaven on Earth for free. Her message is that it's not our reality that makes us suffer, but what we think and believe about it. By using four simple questions and turning a thought on its head, she believes she can help anyone to identify and question their...
Most women have been on the receiving end of an unsolicited comment or piece of advice about their fertility and prospects of motherhood.
She was the dream doll of many a girl's childhood. With her long, lustrous hair, pearly white teeth and a shoe collection to make Imelda Marcos green with envy, for many little girls she was the picture of perfection.
WB Yeats: "I have no hope of seeing a united Ireland in my time, or of seeing Ulster won in my time; but I believe it will be won in the end, and not because we fight it, but because we govern the country well. We can do that, if I may be permitted as an artist and writer to say so, by creating a system of culture which will represent the whole of this country and which will draw the imagination of the young towards it."
'Clean eating' has become the go-to diet in the age of perfection, driven by models and bloggers on social media.
Roz Purcell has revealed that reaching a point in life where she is completely comfortable in her own skin has been "a journey and a half". Having recently posted unedited photos of stretch...
"Race is the cyanide pill of scandal" - that's the grim prognosis facing Liam Neeson, according to Eric Dezenhall, the world's leading PR expert in...
"Cities are a big deal," says Swiss-born British philosopher Alain de Botton. "We pretty much all have to live in them. We should try hard to get them right."
There is something wonderful about bringing a person you love to a place they have always dreamed of visiting.
"We can't wake mammy up." They were the words that roused Brian Dowling from his slumber and...
Dancing eight hours a day and breastfeeding around the clock - it's no wonder Mairead Ronan has shed more than a stone and a half since joining Dancing with the Stars.
Former Newstalk radio presenter George Hook has spoken for the first time about how he plunged into a "massive depression" following his suspension from radio in 2017, after making controversial comments about rape.
From the catwalk to the sidewalk the bare-faced trend is becoming the latest step in female empowerment - and Aer Lingus has become the latest airline to drop mandatory make-up rules for cabin crew.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described the ex-member of the Defence Forces detained in Syria as an "engaging and kind person" who he recalls speaking to when he travelled on the government jet.
When he was a child, Albert Einstein was called 'Biedermeier' by teachers. It means 'a little dull or unclever'. US General George S Patton was dyslexic and was held back by tutors. Thomas Edison recalled how, "I was always at the foot of the class", while Pablo Picasso left school at 10 because teachers gave up on him when he failed to remember the alphabet. They scoffed: "All he ever...
Your movie has been nominated for a whopping 10 Academy Awards. The night ahead will be spent rubbing shoulders with the world's biggest stars in the glitziest event on the planet. So what are you most looking forward to?
Ivan Yates has revealed that he buys his cars by gambling on horses and football games.
Dancing is hungry work. Clelia Murphy knows this all too well as she tucks into a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast before another gruelling day training for Dancing with the Stars.
Former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt has talked of her private struggle with cystic acne while performing as part of the world's biggest girl group.
Newstalk presenter Pat Kenny is seeking legal advice after a fake news story and doctored photographs of the star with a black eye appeared online claiming that he had been arrested and escorted off the Newstalk premises.
In the age of ''pay-to-wear'' fashion where A-list stars can earn six-figure sums to wear the frocks and jewels of leading fashion houses on the red carpet, Kildare woman Laura Jayne Halton knows how lucky she is.
Meet the Mega Monk. The modern-day version of the wise old man sitting on top of the mountain. Except he is here, among us, experiencing modern life in all its hell and glory.
'With these figures, you have a 70pc chance of dying within two years."
Last Wednesday afternoon, an unnamed man was shopping in Nairobi when he received word that a nearby hotel was under siege by Islamist terrorists.
Jetting to London to pursue the career of your dreams is a well-trodden path for ambitious millennials. But former RTE presenter Diana Bucini says the reality can be different.
They're often dismissed for their picture-perfect selfies and herd-like consumer mentality, but a new trend is emerging among millennials. They are turning their backs on mass-produced items in favour of imperfect luxuries.
The super-rich can be quite coy about their lifestyles and the extraordinary perks that their wealth can deliver. But one person who knows all about the demands of those with many millions of euro in their bank accounts is Kildare woman Ciara Egan.
You've probably read a lot over the past few days about Boris Johnson's appearance at the Pendulum Summit.
Gardai investigating the murder of student Deirdre Jacob hope to identify a number of new witnesses as a result of digitalising 20-year-old CCTV footage from the day she disappeared.
A comedy? A tragedy? Or perhaps simply a really beautiful love story?
French intellectual Yann Moix made international headlines this week when he said women over 50 were "too old" to love.
She's known for her sharp wit and devil-may-care attitude but the thought of getting her dancing shoes on is making Jennifer Zamparelli feel queasy.
Consumers face increases of hundreds of euro a year on eating out and takeaway meals as restaurants seek to pass on a triple whammy of a VAT hike, wage increases, and other rising costs.
Betrayals and a bitter rivalry lie at the heart of the five-time Golden Globe-nominated movie The Favourite, but the Irish producer behind the magic, Ed Guiney, has revealed one of the secrets to its success - actors taking on the guise of animals to shake off their inhibitions.
The voicemail recording on sex therapist Margaret Dunne's phone gives a poignant insight into the state of Ireland's sexual affairs.
RTE news anchor Sharon Ni Bheolain has made a formal complaint to RTE bosses after refusing to go on air following a disagreement in the newsroom, the Sunday Independent has learnt.
A post mortem examination of a newly born baby, whose body was found on a beach on Saturday morning, has determined that no foul play was involved in its death.
The Christmas campaign to keep drunk drivers off our roads has been effectively ignored by the hospitality industry with only a fraction taking up a 'Designated Drivers' initiative.
The wider community of Balbriggan are ready to support the mother of a newly born baby discovered on a North County Dublin beach.
He's only two years old but little Paidi did his late-grandfather proud when he walked his mother Siun Ni She down the aisle last Friday afternoon.
If you've spotted Santa Claus and his reindeer flying across the night's sky at the Samuel Beckett Bridge, your eyes aren't deceiving you.
Last Tuesday I appeared on Pat Kenny's Newstalk Show to discuss the ban of the song Baby, It's Cold Outside by some radio stations in a post #MeToo world.
Interest in vegan food may be booming across the world's richest countries - but author and model Holly White is proving that going meat-free is far from a rich man's game.
Sexual harassment issues in the workplace have surged by 200pc in recent years, according to one of Ireland's leading law firms.
Mairéad Ronan has been announced as the first contestant in the highly anticipated return of RTE One hit series Dancing with the Stars.
Former Ireland and Munster rugby star and Pendulum Summit chief executive Frankie Sheahan knows a thing or two about hard graft.
Ordinary families are predicted to feel the benefit of the surging economy in 2019 as full employment and labour shortages across several sectors force employers to increase wages, according to economist and former Department of Finance adviser Dr Alan Ahearne.
"Sex ought to be wholly satisfying link between two affectionate people, from which they emerge unanxious, rewarded and ready for more." - Alex Comfort, author, The Joy of Sex
Alan Farrell has spoken of his lifelong battle with insomnia - which once kept him awake for four days.
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (RCC) has seen a rise in people who are "rethinking and re-evaluating their attitude to their sexual activity" in current and former intimate relationships and reporting rape by a partner or previous partner to the organisation.
David Caruso is co-founder of the Emotional Intelligence Skills Group in the United States and psychologist at the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence.
He is best-known as bassist for the biggest band in the world but Adam Clayton enjoys another passion in his down-time.
She is an award-winning designer with a cult celebrity following who dresses the biggest names in British and Irish television.
The underground tax-free black market in hair and beauty is destroying legitimate salon businesses, according to leading stylist Mark O'Keeffe.
'Charlie Haughey operated a good deal of the time by fear."
First there was the 'thigh gap', then the 'Toblerone tunnel', then next on the list of fad body trends came 'ribcage bragging', 'inguinal lines', 'the thigh brow', 'hip cleavage' and finally the painful-looking 'ab crack'.
For Irish Europhiles, Boris Johnson is public enemy number one.
Economics has a serious gender problem - but it's not for the reason you might think.
PETER Casey has a little black book. Every year, he writes a list of people whom he will cut from his life — and this year, it’s about to get a whole lot longer.
Listener figures on Sean O'Rourke's Radio 1 morning show may have jumped by 10,000 after Miriam O'Callaghan took over for the summer months but the RTE star is refusing to take any credit.
Parents must summon the courage to organise their financial, health and living arrangements before hitting their golden years so their children won't have to deal with the fallout when it's too late.
High-profile property developer Johnny Ronan has had his hopes to build Dublin's tallest building dashed for a second time - but has vowed to appeal again.
"For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men" - Herman Melville, writing in Moby Dick
Irish actress Charlene McKenna has just landed a coveted role in the award-winning BBC drama Peaky Blinders - but you won't find her getting carried away.
"Can't talk, gotta go" and "I'm about to board a flight" were the scant words Ryan Tubridy offered when asked if he wanted to say anything to the hundreds of guests - including many elderly - who were locked out of his show in London on Friday night.
He has come through the first debate of this presidential campaign largely unscathed and remains on course to return to the Park for the next seven years.
A day of mixed emotions. That's how the mother of a 20-year-old girl, who saved the lives of four people through organ donation, described the annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for organ donors yesterday afternoon.
Social activist Jordan Hewson has warned that women "are at war in the dark" when it comes to fighting sexism.
Epicurus, the Greek philosopher and proponent of all things pleasurable, once reasoned that: "[The wise man] chooses not the greatest quantity of food but the most pleasant."
Every woman has a story. That's the single greatest truth the #MeToo movement has uncovered.
Bertie Ahern has opened up about his grandfather's suicide for the first time, as part of RTE's Who Do You Think You Are?
There's a beautiful song by Leonard Cohen in which the late singer paints a moving portrait of travelling the world with his lover, Suzanne. He sings of how she "shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers", and - in one line- captures the complexity of human nature, the world around us and how someone can find joy in the small things, and beauty in the ugly.
Never underestimate the power of a man with a yoga mat. While the other Presidential candidates have been busy running around Ireland chasing precious votes, Michael D Higgins is not letting himself get out of shape.
Even in some of its poorest times, Ireland had its priorities straight. Through the squalor of the 1920s and 1930s, the stagnancy and recessions of the 1950s and 1970s, the Government provided social housing.
He is the man who was almost President. Nearly one million people watched as Sean Gallagher floundered live on air, while trying to answer a question on fundraising for Fianna Fail, with hoots echoing from the audience on RTE's Frontline presidential debate.
RTE presenter Des Cahill has said he questions whether age was part of the reason his former co-presenter Mary Kennedy was replaced by Grainne Seoige on RTE's annual sport'show, Up for the Match.
We constantly hear about the virtue of gratitude - they say realising how lucky you are can lead to a happier life.
One of the world's leading spiritual thinkers, Deepak Chopra, has told the people of Ireland to forgive the Catholic Church for the sake of their own peace of mind. Mr Chopra, who as a young boy was taught by Irish Christian Brothers, said it would be part of the nation's healing.
The respected economic forecaster Steve Forbes, who twice ran for the nomination for the US presidency on the Republican ticket, says the Irish Government must ignore the advice of the Economic and Social Research Institute and cut income tax in the upcoming budget if the country is to continue to prosper.
In 1991, a young Roy Keane was playing in an FA Cup match for Nottingham Forest against Crystal Palace.
There is a great irony in plans for a mass protest to welcome US President Donald Trump when he arrives in Ireland in November.
'The Den is getting fairly crowded at this point," laughs Joan Freeman as she settles in for a cup of tea at the headquarters of her PR team ahead of the race of a lifetime.
She is 300lbs, a size 26 and has graced this month's cover of Cosmopolitan magazine with a message of ''body positivity'', but Ireland's leading obesity expert says the "jury is out" on what impact images like Tess Holliday's cover will have on society - adding that her appearance could help people of similar size develop better self-esteem.
Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young and actress Daryl Hannah have married. The superstar couple tied the knot during a small ceremony in California last weekend.
RTE's Sean O'Rourke took a longer break this summer because, he says, "I was starting to question my enthusiasm for the job".
The distinctive tinkle of solid gold echoes around the room as the Lord Mayor of Dublin pulls his 22-carat chain over his head and lets it fall into place around his neck.
Anyone who has ever stood under the magnificent ceilings of the Sistine Chapel, whether ardent worshipper or non-believer, could attest to the wonder and awe of Michelangelo's masterpiece.
This aerial image of the Phoenix Park shows the scale of what is awaiting patrons who will attend the Pope's farewell Mass this afternoon.
It is almost hard to wrap your head around. Here was Ireland's first gay Taoiseach, sharing a stage with the Pope, in the very same grounds where the nation recently celebrated the introduction of abortion laws and same-sex marriage.
It's the classic fall-back, a difficult childhood, problems in later life and who do we usually look to blame? Our parents.
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 her in her tracks.
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 stayed so trim.
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.
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.
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.