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Detail from Vincent van Gogh’s most famous work, The Starry Night, painted during his great creative storm of 1889. Museum of Modern Art, New York

Wandering the streets of Paris last weekend, I chanced upon the Moulin de la Galette, a Montmartre windmill painted repeatedly by Vincent van Gogh whe(...)

Bretzel Bakery’s school in Kilcullen, Co Kildare where their trainees learn the tricks of the trade.

Whether you’re just out of school or ready for a change of direction in your career, traineeships are a good opportunity for all ages, backgrounds and(...)

Daithi Dignam, Ben Noone (centre) and Kara Dignam taking a cooling plunge in the Shankill River, Manor Kilbride, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Temperatures may hit an all-time record on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Met Éireann. The national forecaster said it was watching closely as (...)

Galway city has recorded the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 infection for the third week in a row. Photograph: iStock

Galway city has recorded the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 infection for the third week in a row, according to latest published data. It has sh(...)

 The funeral of Fr Tom Cunningham C.S.Sp at Holy Spirit Parish Church, Kimmage, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ten priests from the Spiritan order died in the month of January, eight of them having tested positive for Covid-19. Fr Dermot Kavanagh, Fr Leo (...)

Sanjay Vishwakarma of  Sanjay’s Kitchen in Birr, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson

To tackle the topic of Indian food in Ireland is to tease a thread out of a complicated tapestry, and here we can offer only the briefest glimpse. Ind(...)

The I-LOFAR telescope was installed at Birr Castle in Co Offaly in 2017 to detect low-frequency radio waves travelling across interstellar space.
Ireland ready to answer ET’s call
  • Science
  • September 24, 2020, 05:30

The confirmed detection of a signal from an extraterrestrial (ET) intelligence here on Earth would be one of the most important and historic moments i(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Michael and Johnny Cash on their way to  Farranree Church, in Cork.

Gardaí must be “more assertive at dispersing people” when large numbers of mourners attend funerals, a leading Traveller advocate has warned. Martin (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: it would be “regrettable” if teachers went ahead with the strike.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Hundreds of secondary schools as well as further education centres and institutes of technology are set to shut on Tuesday, February 4th, when thousan(...)

The man was the seventh cyclist to be killed on the roads this year, according to latest official figures.

A cyclist aged in his 70s has died from his injuries days after being in collision with a van. The victim was cycling on the Roscrea to Shinrone Road(...)

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