Nick Bramhill lives in Greystones, County Wicklow, where he is married with four young children. Bramhill has extensive national newspaper experience in Ireland and has been working full-time as a freelance journalist since 2010.
The average Irish adult can expect to pile on half a stone over the festive season, as a combination of boozing, over-eating and shunning exercise takes its toll on our waistlines.
Parents who have had cash stolen from their homes by an unknown family member are increasingly using polygraph probes to find out who the guilty party is.
Parents in Ireland have been advised not to order from children's menus when out for family meals to prevent their kids from becoming obese.
Help is at hand for sufferers, as experts are available now to work out pre-Christmas solutions for people with eating disorders.
Experts warn that the festive season is the most testing time of the year for those stuck in unhappy relationships or marriages.
A seasonal operation to combat Christmas tree farm raiders in Ireland has all but eliminated thefts of festive firs by criminal gangs.
Priests in Ireland who die while facing accusations of sexual abuse are being denied "traditional Catholic funerals."
Ireland's seagulls are now a high conservation concern, alongside other more obvious species such as golden eagles, curlews, and corncrakes according to conservationists.
Silenced Irish priest Father Tony Flannery has once again broken ranks with church authorities in Ireland by calling for an overhaul of the ancient seal of Confession.
A woman who was warned by doctors that her incurable disease would confine her to a wheelchair for the rest of her days is aiming to prove her medical team wrong by running this weekend's Dublin Marathon.