Women’s magazines through the years show massive changes in Irish society

If you want to see how women’s lives have changed, just flick through a woman’s magazine from the 1960s. Back then says Barbara Scully they obsessed with housework whereas now Irish women are sold glamour, creative careers and charmed lifestyles.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

How Channing Tatum went from stripper to Hollywood megastar

Channing Tatum has gone from being a stripper in Florida to one of Hollywood’s top earners. What does that do to a person? As he returns to the screen in Magic Mike XXL, Rob Haskell investigates.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

There’s only one Christy Moore

He tends to shy away from too much publicity these days, but Dave Robbins got some sit down time with Christy Moore ahead of his appearance at the Marquee.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

THE LONG READ: The evil genius behind the migrant crisis

It is a sunny morning on Sicily’s east coast and Mount Etna is a postcard, rising from a green-blue sea up through olive groves, orange orchards and steep hill towns to ascend a towering snowy cone ringed by cotton-wool clouds.

Read article

This much I know: Bernard O’Shea

Nothing prepares you for stand up. It is a weird, strange thing. The only thing that can possibly prepare you for stand up is stand up itself.

Read article

Clonmel Horse Show: The show goes on, despite recession, war and rain

On Sunday, it will be 150 years since the first Clonmel Horse Show was held in 1865 and since then, it has survived economic turmoil, a civil war, two world wars, says historian Turtle Bunbury.

Read article

Laya Healthcare City Spectacular: Do you have what it takes to join the team?

Once known as the World Street Performance Championship, it’s now the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular. Enchanted by the show for years, Ellie O’Byrne wanted to know what road leads you to earning your living as a professional contortionist, unicyclist or iron bender.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

New book claims women can do it all

A new US book says mums working outside the home don’t have it bad at all — and more controversially, it gets easier when you make it to the top. Andrea Mara puts its controversial theories to the test

Read article

How to look good in holiday photos

Your summer holiday is less than a week away, you never shifted that extra weight from Christmas, you didn’t get to the gym past February and now you’re dreading your holiday pics hitting FaceBook. It’s time to learn the cheat’s guide of how to look good in photographs.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

The dos and don’ts of summer sales shopping

The thought of summer sales might make you shudder in horror or squeal with excitement depending on your attitude to spending but approach them with cool headedness and a little shopping savvy and you can save yourself major buck.

Read article

How to plan your finance route carefully for a new set of wheels

Tomorrow sees the start of 152 car registrations. Grainne McGuinness has been looking at finance options if you’re planning a trip to the showroom.

Read article

Wake up to e-mail etiquette

Email is the default communication method in offices. Yet, many people unwittingly alienate colleagues and clients by being impatient, rash and presumptuous in their mails, writes Ailín Quinlan.

Read article
Above; the King, Pádraig ' Peats Mhicí' Ó Catháin with his postbag.

A new book reveals the story of the King of the Blasket

The King, a man of sound judgement and good English, was once chosen by fellow islanders to oversee major fishing expeditions, settle disputes and even offer marital advice, says Ailin Quinlan

Read article

Why the beard is still in

So beards have been all over magazines, blogs and the red carpet this year but most women still hate them. But not, Ellie O’Byrne, a unapologetic beardophile

Read article

This much I know: Derval O’Rourke, athlete and author

I began running because I loved it and because I was pretty good at it.

Read article

This week’s must do, see & buy

WEAR THIS
Hands up and time for an admission. We are a little addicted here to Finery London. 

Read article

René Redzepi eats his way across Mexico to deconstruct its secrets

René Redzepi ignited an international culinary revolution with Noma, his restaurant focused on wildly innovative Nordic cuisine. Now, believing that Mexican food is the next big thing, the Scandinavian wunderkind eats his way across the country.

Read article

The $200m woman: How Maria Sharapova became the world’s wealthiest female athlete

Ashlee Vance looks at how Maria Sharapova has become the wealthiest female athlete in the world

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

A look inside the world of white supremacy

To the isolated, unhappy young mind, white supremacists can seem like welcoming self-help groups, with a ready assurance that others are to blame for all their troubles, writes Stephen L Carter

Read article

The best methods and machines to brew perfect coffee at home

Roz Crowley has been busy researching coffee makers as she wanted an upgrade.

Read article