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Off Message: How we talk about suicide

Off Message: How we talk about suicide

If young musicians are writing about anxiety and suicide ideation, is it a good idea for parents to let their teens listen to it?

Fast, feminist and ferocious: Meet the women ruling the waves

Fast, feminist and ferocious: Meet the women ruling the waves

Three decades ago, Angela Heath crewed on a boat that smashed ocean racing’s glass ceiling. Today, she is part of a growing movement intent on bringing women to the helm of competitive sailing, writes Cliona Foley

Chain reaction: Belfast author Adrian McKinty on the stroke of luck that saved his career

Chain reaction: Belfast author Adrian McKinty on the stroke of luck that saved his career

After eviction and financial reality hit him and his family hard, Belfast-born novelist Adrian McKinty was about to give up writing. Then fate, an agent and Stephen King intervened

Gold standard: In conversation with athletics superstar Kelly Holmes

Gold standard: In conversation with athletics superstar Kelly Holmes

After winning double gold at the 2004 Olympics, athlete and speaker Kelly Holmes stepped away from the spotlight to mentor young female runners. Years later, mentoring and inspiring others is still her life’s work, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

To try, buy  and put by

To try, buy and put by

Tomás Clancy on wine: Bordeaux’s Kildare connection

Tomás Clancy on wine: Bordeaux’s Kildare connection

The tale of AC Saint-Julien is the most illustrious strand of the Irish wine story in France

Travel: The sights, sounds and flavours of colourful Lisbon

Travel: The sights, sounds and flavours of colourful Lisbon

As if the fine weather and the gregarious inhabitants weren’t enough to recommend it, the Portuguese capital is a true treat for any self-respecting foodie, writes Gillian Nelis

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

A profound look at why people commit monstrous acts

Book Review: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Book Review: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Allegorical fiction is too unreal to be truly terrifying

Book Review: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Book Review: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Why we get fooled again and again by being too trustful

Appetite For Distraction: Dublin's cultural drain

Appetite For Distraction: Dublin's cultural drain

The impending closure of the Bernard Shaw is yet another nail in the coffin of Dublin’s fading reputation as a colourful, vibrant city

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

Emmanuel Kehoe on Television

Emmanuel Kehoe on Television

Spotlight on The Troubles: A Secret History is a necessary reminder of the horrors of the past

John Maguire on Film

John Maguire on Film

Downton Abbey is fundamentally a drama that celebrates one class of people oppressing another

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