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This feeling of unease has been expressed by others who spoke to The Irish Times, including homeless people, members of the LGBT community and business owners. Photograph: Getty

As more people return to Dublin city centre after the pandemic, many have noticed an increase in assaults and report an increasing sense of unease (...)

Healthcare consolidation also continues apace, with international acquirers seeking out quality targets globally including in Ireland

Last year was a “banner year” for M&A activity, breaking all previous records, according to Peter Bennett of Davy. The senior partner attributes t(...)

James Joyce. Photograph: Culture Club/Getty Images

Strange are the ways of James Joyce scholarship. Stranger still, sometimes, are the byways. Some years ago I was researching the life and history of (...)

Senator Regina Doherty is said to have been one of a number of people at the meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party on Wednesday evening to have criticised Sinn Féin Tweet on day of byelection last week.

Fine Gael Senators have criticised the party’s last-ditch attempt to mobilise its vote in last week’s byelection with a tweet warning supporters of a (...)

 Thomas ‘Toddy’ Dooley suffered eight blows to his head, which shattered his skull, disfigured his face and left fragments of bone lodged in his brain.

Two men have had their convictions quashed for the “savage” murder of a 64-year-old Offaly man who was beaten to death with a baseball bat in his own (...)

Val Cummins of Simply Blue Energy: Irish politicians must begin backing floating wind now to ensure  its potential is unlocked over the next decade. Photograph: John Allen

Val Cummins is probably the only person in Irish corporate life who has dissected 3,000 edible periwinkles. She studied – not ate – the creatures duri(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin receives his AstraZeneca jab from  Brenda Dillon, assistant director of nursing at HSE vaccination centre in Cork City Hall. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision/PA Wire

The Health Service Executive expects to vaccinate 250,000-270,000 people this week, the highest number yet in the rollout. An estimated 240,000 peopl(...)

Asked how many Sundays he has celebrated mass during the current Covid-19 lockdown, Fr Willie Cummins said: ‘The whole time.’ Photograph: iStock

A parish priest has defended staging regular Sunday morning Masses during Covid-19 lockdown saying that no person has got the virus from attending his(...)

Chronically inflamed cells. Inflammation is a powerful defence against injury and disease, but failure of systemic regulation of this mechanism damages the host tissues and leads to chronic disease.

Carbon dioxide has a bad name: too much of it in the atmosphere and it acts as a greenhouse gas, while too much of it inside our bodies can be a harbi(...)

Jennifer Cummins of the Ballymun Anseo school completion programme, with Lorraine Uzell, Jackie Hogg, Katie Walsh and Romy Garci –  fellow staff members – onscreen. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jennifer Cummins’s job is to help prevent pupils from dropping out of school. At a time of huge disruption to the school year and a shift to online le(...)

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