Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
13 December 2012 07:38 PM
He designed the first decimal coin, and now Virginia Ironside’s father is getting one of his own
11 December 2012 04:11 PM
This reader's daughter recently moved in with her obnoxious boyfriend, but the two of them are still bringing their laundry home to mum
08 December 2012 12:00 AM
Whatever happened to Christmas cards? These days we send mass-produced rubbish, if anything. But a handmade creation is a joy for ever, says Virginia Ironside
To lose your mother, as Murdoch has, is part of the slow progression into adulthood. Yes, even at 81
07 December 2012 07:14 PM
Rupert Murdoch's mother Dame Elisabeth died this week, it's a devastating and sometimes transformative experience at any age
04 December 2012 04:29 PM
This reader brought up his daughter alone after the death of his wife. Should he interpret the state of her student digs as evidence of his parental failures?
26 November 2012 05:47 PM
When a loved one dies, sympathy cards are all very well, but what this grieving woman craves most is a visit. How can she make that clear?
26 November 2012 04:58 PM
This reader's boyfriend gave her a valuable item that once belonged to his mother. Then they split up. Should she keep the gift? Sell it? Or return it?
12 November 2012 04:41 PM
This week a mother worries whether her daughter, who's just left home for university, will be imitating those misguided young ladies in HBO series Girls
05 November 2012 05:20 PM
This reader says the marriage that produced two children is irrefutably over, but she's too scared of the future to ask for a divorce
29 October 2012 03:53 PM
Our reader seeks company while her husband works away from home, but women see her as a threat and men are only after one thing
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
- 1 Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
- 2 Hells of residence: Inside Macedonia's horrifying student accommodation - where the walls are green and the food is black
- 3 Boy George: Bad karma
- 4 Rachel Canning: US teenager returns home after she tried to sue her parents for child support
- 5 Rampaging elephant smashes up house but then 'saves crying baby trapped under debris'