As a lecturer, James Mackey’s style was informal, laced with a dry sense of humour.

Born: February 9th, 1934 Died: January 25th, 2020 The death has taken place of James Mackey, eminent professor of theology and author of several sch(...)

The Lavender and Green LGBT Alliance during the St Patricks Day Parade in New York City. Photograph: Getty Images

Tributes have been made to the Irish American LGBT rights activist Tarlach MacNiallais who died in New York City on Wednesday, after contracting the c(...)

Northern Ireland contract research company Fusion Antibodies has so far had a “very limited impact” from the Covid-19 pandemic, with the company remai(...)

Ella Klahr Bunnell

When Ella Klahr Bunnell moved from Boston to Belfast last September, she wasn’t nervous about living so far from her family. A recipient of a Mitchell(...)

All your behaviour in connection with coronavirus should be guided by the best health protocols to limit risk of infection to you or transmission to anyone else.  Hand-washing and social distance are two fundamentals.

The answers below are for general guidance only. They are not a substitute for personal advice given by your own doctor, solicitor or other profession(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast on Monday night. Photograph:  PA

Northern Ireland is escalating its response to the coronavirus emergency in light of British prime minister Boris Johnson’s call for “drastic action” (...)

Margaret Molloy

Ireland has a network of diplomats working hard for the country all around the world, but ahead of St Patrick’s Day this year, even though events and (...)

Katharine Hayhoe concealed her email address online but the vitriol that followed her just shifted to social media, where she continues to deliver her message in spite of having to block up to 100 people a day. Photograph: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The number one question is the same wherever Prof Katharine Hayhoe goes: what gives you hope that the climate crisis will ever be addressed? The answ(...)

An emergency department nurse during a demonstration of the Coronavirus pod and COVID-19 virus testing procedures set-up beside the Emergency Department of Antrim Area Hospital, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

A number of Irish embassies have cancelled their planned St Patrick’s Day receptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. Cancellation notices were sent (...)

A laboratory technician demonstrates the Covid-19 test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore, on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. Photograph: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg

As the number of global coronavirus cases approaches 100,000, the number of confirmed cases in the Republic had more than doubled by Friday, bringing (...)

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