- Our teens not so sweet on OTT birthday parties
Series like 'My Super Sweet 16' make good TV, but they don't sway Irish kids' birthday expectations, says Áilín Quinlan
- Waste not, want not, is an appetising policy for St Patrick's Fest
Over 5,000 free curries will be dished out in Cork to highlight how much food is still wasted, writes Joe McNamee
- The sweet smell of celebrity perfumes
Nowadays, you can bottle fame and what's more — it's a huge earner for the top stars. Louise O'Neill reports on big-money scent endorsement
- Size really does matter when it comes to men’s height
RAISED on fairytales in which tall, dashing princes gallop to the aid of maidens in distress, women assume the perfect date must tower above them — but suppose the guy who adores you is eyeball to your shoulder?
- Ukraine - A burning divide
Ukraine has a new government, but Western leaders should be very careful about what they wish for, argues Geoff Roberts
- Confirming that home is best for the post-Church bash
Roz Crowley has the recipes for a stress-free Confirmation celebration back at base
- Northern Ireland's Westeros could be a Game of Thrones tourism goldmine
Game of Thrones could do for tourism in Northern Ireland what Lord Of The Rings has achieved for New Zealand.
- Five things to do this week in the arts
Here's your quick guide to five things that will keep you entertained this week.
- A financial spring clean is easy for Irish families
Vickie Maye reveals what she's learned from her six-month, money-saving stint on RTÉ's Today show.
- How to transform your house space
Does your home ache for a makeover? Is a new extension the cure for your storage problems, or is it lack of light that's making you gloomy?
- Christine Buckley made Ireland ‘a better place’
Tributes have been pouring in following the death of Christine Buckley, one of the first people to speak out publicly about institutional abuse in this country.
- Damning report vindicates whistle blowers
Justice Minister Alan Shatter is expected to come under renewed pressure to apologise to two Garda whistleblowers after a "damning" Garda Inspectorate report criticises the cancellation of penalty points by members of the force.
- West Ham fans top of league for terrace chants
West Ham fans have been ranked top of the league when it comes to witty terrace chants.
- Pistorius ‘fired gun through car sunroof’
Athlete Oscar Pistorius was passionate about guns, a friend testified, telling the court how the Paralympian had fired a gun through a sunroof and again inside a crowded restaurant.
- Lenihan warned against bank mergers
Former Irish Nationwide chairman Michael Walsh wrote to the late minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, warning him against bank mergers as the financial crisis escalated, according to a letter obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
- ECB to examine euro bank capital shortfalls in €3.72tn asset review
The European Central Bank says it will look for capital shortfalls in euro-area banks by examining more than €3.72tn in assets in on-site checks.
- Cork is harbouring ambitious plans for the future
€200m in investments and up to 4,000 marine-centred jobs and new tourism attractions are in Cork Harbour's pipeline, reports Tommy Barker
- A raft of ideas to capitalise on the ‘blue economy’
As a Harbour resident and a boating enthusiast, the Marine Minister Simon Coveney is well-placed to oversee the progress in plans being made for his maritime backdoor, he tells Tommy Barker
- ‘Horrific’ messages found on late teen’s phone
A mother who suspects her teenage son's death by suicide is linked to cyberbullying told the coroner that she has found "horrific" and "threatening" messages on his phone.
- Touring family of foxes get up close and personal at school
A family of foxes is on tour around schools in the South-East.
- Fishing authorities say super trawler banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters
Fishing authorities have moved to ease fears over the presence of the world's second largest trawler in Irish waters — the same vessel which has been banned by Australia from fishing in its waters.
- Revenue set sights on babysitting tax
First it was bin tax, then water tax and, now, even babysitting money is targeted for tax.
- Our top 10 tips for saving water at home
The roll-out of water meters around the country is putting the focus on the looming charges, due next year. John Hearne offers tips for saving both water and money
- Pope admits stealing dead confessor's rosary beads from casket
Pope Francis confessed that he stole the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock.
- Forgive ‘mistakes’ of abuser priests, urges Church group
Priests who abused children should be forgiven for past "mistakes" and allowed return to ministries where they have authority over minors, a Catholic Church group has claimed.
- Cork's most famous fishmonger invited to visit Queen
Cork's famous fishmonger Pat O'Connell has been invited to Buckingham Palace.
- Senior doctor defends wind turbine syndrome conclusions
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health, Colette Bonner, has responded to assertions from the wind lobby that her review on the health effects of turbines was "extremely limited and incomplete".
- Sickened and saddened by Davy’s slurs
I want to give a bit of advice here to Davy Fitzgerald, if he'll take it.