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Dermot Kennedy set to headline this year’s Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dermot Kennedy, Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys are among the headliners announced for this year’s Electric Picnic festival which will return for the f(...)

Lockdowns and fear took their toll on residents in the pandemic. Now, the sector faces post-Covid challenges Ann Marie McEvoy (85) has been livi(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin meets 3rd class pupils from St Brigid’s Girls National School in Glasnevin who made their Communion last week as a small group, after it had been cancelled four times. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fr Gabriel Burke has not yet received the opinion of his bishop, but he knows what side of the argument he stands on regarding First Holy Communion an(...)

Eveline Sheeran, general manager at Talbot Lodge nursing home in Malahide, Co Dublin: ‘You had people knowingly coming into a situation where they were putting themselves at risk and they did that for the love of the residents’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Nursing home staff could not have coped with the number of deaths they dealt with during the Covid-19 pandemic without counselling and other supports,(...)

Electric Picnic in 2018: Confidence is growing that a return to such live events  is imminent. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Looking forward to Electric Picnic this year? According to Melvin Benn of Festival Republic, which runs the annual end-of-summer festival in Stradball(...)

Kevin Skelly, Ivan Ryam and Joseph Coyle  tend to  Pushkin  at the opening day of the 2019 Dublin Horse Show in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dublin Horse Show has been cancelled for the second year in a row. Last year’s show was an early casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic and was cance(...)

John Canon O’Hanlon (1821-1905): noted historian and writer of 19th-century Ireland was immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses

Immortalised by Joyce in the Nausicaa episode of Ulysses imparting benediction at the Star of the Sea Church in Sandymount on Bloomsday, June 16th, 19(...)

 The HSE said on Thursday   there were 142 nursing home Covid-19 outbreaks and it was monitoring 103 closely as many residents await the  rollout of vaccines. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Bloomberg

Clarity is being urgently sought from State health officials on whether nursing home residents not infected by Covid-19 in significant outbreaks can (...)

Six residents have died in total at Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois since the outbreak started on December 31st. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A nursing home group that has recorded six Covid-19 deaths in one of its homes has called on the Government to roll out Covid-19 vaccines in care home(...)

Droimnín Nursing Home in Stradbally, Co Laois. It detected the first Covid-19 infection on December 29th in a resident who had been discharged from hospital. Photograph: Droimnín Nursing Home/Facebook

A Dublin nursing home is battling a Covid-19 outbreak that has infected 21 residents and five staff, and resulted in the deaths of two residents. El(...)

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