We all dread it, the scarecrow staring back at us in the mirror. The circles, the hollow cheeks, the thinning hair and the down turned mouth. The terrible fish that stalks us all.
Thu, 24 May, 2018
There has been mixed opinion as to what the digital age of consent in Ireland should be.
Wed, 14 Feb, 2018
If you know a loved one due a baby anytime now, the message is to hold on until the other side of New Year’s Day. Because if that kid is to have aspirations of some time playing high-level football, their odds are frighteningly reduced if they arrive before the end of the year
Sat, 23 Dec, 2017
Fri, 01 Dec, 2017
Psychotherapist Thomas Moore talks toabout the richness that can come with getting older
Fri, 01 Dec, 2017
Age segregation, unfortunately, applies to all age groups. Things aren’t necessarily better when it comes to the less young and the less old, writes .
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
Fri, 06 Oct, 2017
Fri, 04 Aug, 2017
Ireland’s only national listening line for older people is helping some lonely and isolated people to live independent lives at home for longer.
Wed, 28 Jun, 2017
The good thing about having an ageing population is that it could prompt us to reimagine the future, writes .
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Lorraine Kelly tells how her health regime is helping her beat back the years and kick middle-age into touch and how she plans to never retire
Wed, 24 May, 2017
Age Action has called for the scrapping of mandatory retirement clauses which it said forced workers out of their jobs and facilitated ageism.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2016
Fri, 11 Nov, 2016
Fri, 11 Nov, 2016
Flu jabs, fading eyesight and widening waistlines go hand-in-hand with turning 50, writes
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016
New statistics show that if an Irish woman reaches the age of 80, she is likely to live an extra nine years.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2016
Actress Courteney Cox has admitted that she regrets succumbing to the pressure to look young in Hollywood.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2016
After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America.
Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
New figures show almost 2,500 people aged 65 are now on the dole.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2016
Ireland’s oldest citizen, Nora Canavan from Co Clare, has passed away aged 108.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
Sharon Ní Chonchúir talks to a woman who responded to the empty nest syndrome by opening up her Clontarf home to guests using the Airbnb rental service.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
The trad singing legend attributes his longevity to a simple diet, regular walks, and a vigilant GP, he tells Sharon Ní Chonchúir.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2016
A senior HSE primary care facilitator, involved in the first review of healthcare services on Irish islands, has said their ageing populations are a “particular challenge” that will have to be addressed.
Mon, 20 Jun, 2016
In this week’s column, Kehlan attends a startup business conference with difference — on starting a business when you are in your 50s or 60s — and he concludes that age is no barrier to getting a business off the ground.
Mon, 23 May, 2016
A father’s age, behaviour and living conditions are largely-overlooked genetic effects that can harm the health of his children, and possibly their offspring as well, say scientists.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest person, has died in New York at the age of 116.
Fri, 13 May, 2016
A Siamese cat has been named by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living cat.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
For 37 minutes on Sunday, seven of Kerry’s team were either over 30 or in Darran O’Sullivan’s case turning 30 this year.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2016
People’s happiness levels typically dip when they reach their 40s — but then start to climb again by the age of 50 and into retirement, a report in Britain has found.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
A breakthrough in the study of human skin cells could pave the way for powerful anti-ageing cosmetics and cancer-fighting drugs, according to scientists.
Fri, 26 Feb, 2016
She’s just six years short of her 100th birthday but that is not about to stop Iris Apfel the creative dynamo from being the face of wearable technology for the older generation, writes
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
discovers that the more you exercise, the more your body has the capacity to fight off debilitating illnesses — in spite of inherited disease
Sat, 30 Jan, 2016
Being well informed and mentally prepared for the ‘the change’ can help guard against getting a shock when the transition starts, writes
Sat, 16 Jan, 2016
India passed legislation lowering the age at which someone can be tried for rape and other crimes to 16, spurred into action by an uproar over the release of a minor convicted in a 2012 fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus.
Wed, 23 Dec, 2015
The 70-year-old actress insisted that she cannot wear shorts in public because she hates her short pins, which she compared to soccer star Wayne Rooney's.
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker, who will turn 40 next week, has admitted he sometimes feels too old to be a popular musician but takes comfort in the fact other older musicians such as Pharrell Williams still manage to create chart-topping hits.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
Sean Connery hits 85 this week. The original Bond star is part of a generation that can look forward to reaching their 90s if they take care of their bodies, says.
Sat, 15 Aug, 2015
Helen Mirren has admitted she finds the “fascination” with her age and beauty regime “boring”.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2015
There have been reports of large queues outside polling stations across the country.
Fri, 22 May, 2015
By the age of 32, Michael Collins was old enough to lead the armed struggle against the British, old enough to participate in the subsequent treaty negotiations in London, old enough to serve as finance minister and acting head of Government, and old enough to die in uniform.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015