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Black Friday deals extend beyond a new toaster and TV. Many Irish hotels and tour operators are offering discounts over the coming days that you (...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin at the graves of his predecessors in Armagh: ‘I found myself sharing with them in prayer the sincere hopes that I, and the other church leaders in Ireland, have for the centenary service.’ Photograph: Janet Forbes

Side by side, beneath a large Celtic cross in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Co Armagh, lie the graves of three of my predecessors who played a major role in (...)

Microsoft’s building in Leopardstown, Co Dublin: staff numbers are rising at the tech giant’s Irish subsidiary. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pretax profits at Dublin-based Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited (MIOL) rose to $2.6 billion (€2.2bn) in the year to the end of June 2020, up from (...)

Sir  David Attenborough has warned that our planet is in real danger. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The Season of Creation is a time set aside each year for Christians to reflect on their relationship with their Creator and the created order. It bega(...)

Pope Francis greeting well-wishers this week.  To mark the fifth anniversary of his encyclical  on the care of our common home, Laudato Si, Pope Francis has asked us to pray for our planet. Photograph: EPA

My father was the gentlest of souls. I remember one summer morning, breakfasting in our kitchen in West Kerry when a fly was buzzing about. It was so (...)

Fr John Nolan: The apartheid regime made his missionary work and life among the Basotho stressful and difficult

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Ferenc Legyel as Michael Curtiz in Curtiz, a film by Tamas Yvan Topolánszky recreating the drama behind the making of Casablanca.

In 1974, Warner Brothers executive Simon Benzakein met French New Wave icon François Truffaut in Los Angeles with an offer to remake Casablanca. The d(...)

The  Copper Box Arena in London where the Road to Tokyo European Boxing Olympic Qualifying Event took place. Photograph: James Chance/Getty Images

Bernard Dunne, the high-performance director of Irish boxing, asked for the entire Irish boxing team, coaching staff and back-up team to be tested for(...)

An  empty car park as Fr Paddy Stanley  says the Sunday 9.30am mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock, Dublin which was closed to the public but broadcast live on the webcam. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a Mass in a nearly-empty St Andrew’s Church on Dublin’s Westland Row on Sunday morning, Fr Enda Cunningham asked “is God with us or not? Perhaps no(...)

The GPO crib: ‘The wise men (and the Bible never tells us how many of them there were) do not take their place until the Epiphany (January 6th). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Most Christmas nativity scenes currently on view are wrong, with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the shepherds, angels and three kings all appearing way bef(...)

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