Rita de Brún and Ellie O’Byrne give their opinions on banning smacking in Ireland. Have your say in our poll. 


‘Islands’ of plastic waste larger than the USA are killing our ocean lifeby Robert Hume

Fashion & Beauty

Beauty world set to turn sweet this seasonBy Katie Wright

Food & Drink

Our top eight flavoured oilsBy Roz Crowley

Health & Life

Infographic: A guide to healthy living in your golden years

Home & Interiors

Exciting Irish art sales sure to whet appetites of collectorsBy Des O’Sullivan


Feel like King Cong at Ashford Castle

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Derry singer Soak is focusing on her music, not her sexuality


Gannets facing wind farm risksRichard Collins