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Imelda May: ‘Reading poetry is a better way to end the day than with technology or reading the news’

Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May talks writing poetry, growing up in the Liberties, and pre-Christian Ireland with Róisín Ingle Singer an(...)

A busy departures area in Dublin Airport before the pandemic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost quarter of a million people will come and go through Dublin Airport over the bank holiday, making it the busiest weekend for international trav(...)

Outside Cork city for the launch of the Road Safety Authority’s October bank holiday slow-down campaign was chief executive Sam Waide and Chief Supt Tom Murphy. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Motorists reducing their average speed by just 1 per cent will bring about a fourfold drop in road fatalities, a senior garda has revealed. The comme(...)

 Mick Clohisey: the national marathon champion from 2018 is scheduled to run in Sunday’s Belfast Marathon.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

There will be no international elite field, no spectators at the start, no pacing and no handing out of energy foods along the way, and still no shor(...)

A dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Irish-born executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Emer Cooke, has described the efficacy of the Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 va(...)

A storm which is set to batter the south coast of England will bring heavy rain to the counties of Cork, Waterford and Wexford. File Photograph: Getty

A storm which is set to batter the south coast of England will also bring heavy rain to the counties of Cork, Waterford and Wexford over the next 24 h(...)

First-shot walk-in clinics are due to open around the country over the August bank holiday weekend for people aged 16 and up. File photograph: Alan Betson

A further 1,361 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the Republic on Thursday. The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 currently stands at 160,(...)

With several other big-city marathons already declaring revised race plans from the spring to this coming autumn, Dublin’s date of Sunday, October 24th is also sufficiently far ahead to assume the near full vaccination of the population. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

With just under four months still to go, organisers of the KBC Dublin Marathon have extended their original deadline to announce details of what exact(...)

A view of All Together Now 2019. The festival has been postponed for the second year in a row. Photograph: Aerial.ie

The All Together Now festival in Co Waterford has been postponed for the second year in a row by its organisers due to the Covid-19 pandemic restricti(...)

The organisers of the Black Lives Matter protest in Dublin last summer will not face prosecution, An Garda Síochána has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Black Lives Matter protest in Dublin last summer, attended by thousands during a Covid-19 lockdown, will not face prosecution, A(...)

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