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Waiting rooms full of waiting questions. Photograph: iStock

Instead of being initially heartily offended – as the textbook Cancerian I am – I found humour and new things to consider from a slightly bizarre exch(...)

Sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird at  rehearsal: “I’m sort of the everyman.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird is digging a grave on a special earth-filled platform in Wesley House off Dublin’s Leeson Street. Standing near h(...)

Mary Hewson, Dundrum, at St Theresea’s Church in Clarendon St, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

“I am sorry for the young people. Where do they go? Thinking back when we had problems, then you offloaded them. You did a novena and you were expecti(...)

The aftermath of an EF-4 tornado in Dayton, Ohio. Photograph: Stephen Starr

The large family home at 2036 Maplegrove avenue, a quiet tree-line residential street north of downtown Dayton, Ohio is a wreck. At around 11pm on Ma(...)

Edward Bryan (65) appeared at Cork District Court on Monday where he was charged with a single count of indecently assaulting the boy. File photograph: Collins Courts

A former Christian Brother has been remanded on bail after he was charged with indecently assaulting a 14-year-old schoolboy while teaching in the Nor(...)

The Stradbally Woodland Railway in Co Laois  celebrates 50 years  at this year’s 55th annual National Steam Rally in Stradbally. Photograph: Kieran Marshall

I first laid eyes on the Stradbally Woodland Railway in the mid-1990s. At two and a half years old, my parents brought me to the annual national steam(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin during the President’s three-day State visit last week. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Ireland’s early diplomacy with Germany didn’t end well in 689 AD. Kilian, a Cavan-born missionary, annoyed a Würzburg noblewoman for suggesting she wa(...)

Germany’s then federal chancellor Helmut Kohl and Angela Merkel in 1992: perhaps the high-point of Irish-German relations was two years earlier, when the Irish EU presidency assisted Mr Kohl’s push for European acceptance of German unity.   Photograph: Thomas Imo/Photothek

When President Michael D Higgins arrives in Berlin on Tuesday evening for a three-day state visit to Germany, he is marking nine decades of bilateral (...)

All six pupils at Cloghans Hill National School – ranging in age from eight to 11 – alongside school secretary Ann Shally

Iseult Mangan, principal of Cloghans Hill National School, Co Mayo, does not need to do a roll call each morning. Instead, she simply has to look down(...)

Clare Island Lighthouse.

Mayo has long been a favoured destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It’s also a firm favourite for those who love great hotels. Put them toget(...)

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