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Ciara Mageean: “I’m in a very fortunate position that financially my sport is supporting me, and I don’t have to go and work to be able to compete and to feed myself.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Ciara Mageean chooses her words carefully, then describes “amateur” as a poor choice of words. It’s hard enough to make it in this sport, she says, wi(...)

 Ciara Mageean  has a 1,000m best of 2:38.89, four seconds outside the Irish record.

World record attempts, 13 reigning World champions, a sold-out stadium and live on the BBC: it appears as if nothing has changed as Diamond League ath(...)

Berna Lee: Spent 50 years in New York, where she married and raised a family

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(...)

Dublin: in terms of the euro area, the captal was found to be the most expensive place, primarily because of high rents, which are now on average more than €2,000 a month. Photograph: iStock

Spiralling accommodation costs have made Dublin the most expensive place in the euro zone to live, costlier than Paris, Berlin and Rome, according a n(...)

France’s  Zinedine Zidane   is surrounded by Brazil players in  the  World Cup quarter-final against  Brazil at Stadium Frankfurt on July 1st, 2006. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Yeah, yeah, Italy won the thing and Germany hosted it for the first time as a reunited nation but there was only one story at the 2006 World Cup and i(...)

Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to reporters in Salt Lake City, Utah, US. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The South Carolina caucus may be seen as a setback for democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. Still he remains in a strong position to win th(...)

Josephine McNeill: the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. Photograph: Courtesy of UCD Archives

Josephine McNeill was the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. She took up her post in The Hague 70 years ago in January 1950 and served i(...)

2009: Thierry Henry and Richard Dunne. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Paris, November 10th, 1965 – Spain 1 Ireland 0 1965: Irish goalkeeper Pat Dunne can only watch as Jose Antonio Ufarte scores. Photograph: C(...)

Fears are growing that expenses such as high rents could deter multinationals from locating in Dublin.

Dublin’s high rents make the city the costliest in the euro zone, a survey published on Wednesday says. The Republic’s capital has fallen 11 places t(...)

I’ve long believed Bloomsday should be a national holiday. Or that the June Bank Holiday should be transferred to the 16th of this month. The weather (...)

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