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Henry Street in Dublin on Friday. The capital accounts for over half of the national total of 24,506 cases. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are significantly more cases of coronavirus on the north side of Dublin than other parts of the capital, according to new figures from the Healt(...)

Jonathan Smith: ‘Take some deep, deep breaths, exhale slowly, and definitely don’t gasp’

The first step is to relax and get your five litres of blood running three times around the world. Then it’s about feeling and thinking and not once c(...)

The  St Roch statue  has become a focus of prayer at the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians on Dublin’s Navan Road since it re-opened for private prayer recently. Photograph: Alan Betson

A religious statue which is credited with ensuring one Dublin parish did not succumb to the Spanish flu a century ago has become a focus of prayer in (...)

Public transport, major bus and rail projects ‘cannot be forgotten’. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin commuters have said while the new Covid-19 world will see walking and cycling increasingly replace public transport, major bus and rail project(...)

The Young Reducers made the video to get support for a ban on single-use plastics in their school

Students at Davis College, Mallow, Co Cork, who created a YouTube video on reducing plastic pollution and addressing climate change have won the main (...)

 Shiobhan Weston from Sandycove and Linda Harnden from Deansgrange swimming near the Forty Foot after the bathing area reopened on the first day of restrictions being eased. Photograph: Alan Betson

For a couple of shimmering, sun-kissed minutes at lunchtime on a warm May day in Sandycove it seemed almost as if everything was okay again. Children (...)

Jonathan Smith emerges from the water after his early morning swim in Blackrock.

“Bit more insulation since the lockdown anyway,” says Jonathan Smith, emerging with a smile from the open sea water at south Dublin Bay without any ha(...)

A day out on Cork’s Marina. File photograph: Clare Keogh/Cork City Council

The pedestrianisation of a section of Cork’s Marina as part of measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic has been warmly welcomed by the city’s lord ma(...)

James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

Blackrock Clinic in May 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

“We feared Armageddon,” says Debbie O’Neill, the clinical nurse manager of the intensive care unit in the Blackrock Clinic. “One of my colleagues put (...)

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