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Travelling with teenagers can be the best fun; they have insights and opinions on everything they see while you don’t have to worry so much about losing them in a crowd. Photograph: Getty Images

One day you wake up to discover strangers in your home and it turns out you are required to feed them (constantly), pay their bills and put up with th(...)

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How the Mafia got to our food

Giuseppe Antoci had been warned more than once. “You will end with your throat cut,” read one note, composed entirely of individual letters clipped fr(...)

The stigmata, corresponding to Christ’s crucifixion wounds, first appeared on Padre Pio  100 years ago in September 1918 and lasted until the end of his life. They didn’t deteriorate, nor did they heal and the blood was said to smell of perfume. Photograph:  Massimo Sambucetti

Padre Pio, priest, stigmatist, mystic and one of the world’s most popular saints, will be dead 50 years on Sunday, September 23rd. He has inspired ext(...)

Bord Bia recipe for slow cooked pork ramen.

American soul food with an Irish twist is how restaurateurs David Coffey and Damien Quinn are describing their latest venture, Crow Street, which open(...)

Italian prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte arrives to speak with media at the Quirinal Palace in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

The man nominated as Italy’s prime minister on Wednesday may be respected in the legal and academic realms, but he is far removed from the complex, me(...)

Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister and founder of Forza Italia, on an Italian TV show in  January. Photograph: Getty Images

With his perfectly dyed dark hair and his ivory-white teeth glistening in the lights of the television studio, Silvio Berlusconi – the octogenarian co(...)

Vineyards around San Giorgio Ionico, in Italy’s Apulia region. Advocates say that the fear of losing work forces Italy’s agricultural labourers, primarily women, to silently endure all manner of abuses, from middlemen who skim their pay to working long hours off the clock. Photograph: Nadia Shira Cohen/The New York Times

Her husband can still recall how Paola Clemente used to set two alarms to make sure she woke in the middle of the night – 1.50am – to catch the privat(...)

Peter’s Square in Rome: An Italian priest laicised by the Vatican in 2012 for sex abuse crimes may have subsequently abused as many as 10 boys. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

The Italian Catholic Church has been rocked by revelations that a priest laicised by the Vatican in 2012 for sex abuse crimes may have subsequently ab(...)

Green gold ... extra virgin olive oil

“If you see Jamie Oliver cooking [Italian food] on telly, he will have a bottle of Fontodi to hand.” David Gleave, Master of Wine and MD of Liberty Wi(...)

Eileen and Seamus Burke emigrated to Vancouver for the third time in their lives in 2012. Five weeks ago, they moved back to Galway.

As Generation Emigration expands to Irish Times Abroad, a bigger and broader site for overseas readers, we contacted some of the people who wrote and(...)

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