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Top Gear: isn’t quite working

I imagine the BBC rues the day Jeremy Clarkson hit an Irishman for failing to bring him hot meats. They had to fire Clarkson after that and Top Gear n(...)

Shoppers, some wearing a face mask or covering, walk past a sign alerting pedestrians to social distancing  in Newcastle city centre on September 17th. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus cases have doubled in the majority of English cities and towns that are subject to long-term local lockdowns, amid growing concern that re(...)

Workers at a drive-through Covid-19 test centre in Leicester. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

Almost 10m people in the UK are now banned from mixing with other households after restrictions were imposed on a large part of northeast England beca(...)

James Murray pictured during the Boer War. Photograph courtesy of Dr John Murray

On June 12th, 1963 a Dublin Corporation tenement building in Fenian Street, Dublin collapsed leading to the death of two young girls who were playing (...)

Herbert Chapman chats with G M Foster at Highbury. Photo: J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

He slipped away with a suddenness that shocked England, succumbing to pneumonia on January 6th, 1934, just five days after picking up “a chill” watchi(...)

Tony Dunne pictured with George Best and Bobby Charlton at Stamford Bridge in August 1971. Photograph:   Central Press/Getty Images

The Northenden golf club bar in Manchester was doing good business on the afternoon of May 16th, 1999 when silver-haired Tony Dunne walked in. A groan(...)

Stephen Byrne, who died from Covid-19 aged 93, with his wife Maura.

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(...)

Many students who face challenging or stressful circumstances worry that they are falling behind and their grades will suffer. Photograph: iStock

School and college closures have resulted in an almost overnight switch from face-to-face classes to learning online. Looming over the entire enterpr(...)

Principal architect at the Office of Public Works Ciarán O’Connor in front of the new Garda station on Kevin Street. The €28m building sets a new standard for Garda stations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ciarán O’Connor is a man with a mission. Hugely ambitious, he rose up through the Office of Public Works to become its principal architect nearly eigh(...)

Malahide marina, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? If you’re hankering after a life near the coast, Malahide is a seaside village with plenty on offer. In 2003, the CSO report(...)

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