A low-key talk in a Co Cork town that promised to enlighten parents of children with special needs has instead prompted more questions than answers, particularly about the background of a ‘world-renowned’ autism expert who is unwilling to reveal her qualifications, writes Joe Leogue


Six women among 10 accused of playing cards to decide who would abuse children

Ten seemingly respectable people - including six women - subjected young children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade, prosecutors have told a British court.


4,000 dead in shattered Nepalese landscape

Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal’s earthquake-hit capital was short on everything as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families’ needs.


The 10 lessons that I learnt by slowing down

Fashion & Beauty

Tried and Tested: Perfect brows, nails and lips

Food & Drink

One list, 5 meals: Gnocchi with peas and caramelised onion

Health & Life

Sleeping positions reveal alot about our relationship

Home & Interiors

Wedding gift lists benefit both giver and receiverBy Carol O’Callaghan


Vienna has culture, history, cuisine and above all, class

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Cary Mulligan is standing out from the madding crowdBy Susan Griffin


VIDEO: Potted plants will grow in just about anythingBy Kitty Scully