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Mayra Ramirez after her surgery. She was not told she’d had a lung transplant until several days after she woke up. ‘I couldn’t process it,’ she says. Photograph: The New York Times

The last thing that Mayra Ramirez remembers from the emergency room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago is calling her family to say she had (...)

The Miami Showband (from left): Tony Geraghty, Fran O'Toole, Ray Millar, Des McAlea (Des Lee), Brain McCory and Stephen Travers. Photograph courtsey of Stephen Travers

It wasn’t until my 50th year, when I read a scholarly essay about Northern Ireland, that I realised I was “a child of the Troubles”. It was, however, (...)

Federal officers near the US district courthouse in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday. Photograph: Brandon Bell/The New York Times

Federal agents will begin to withdraw from Portland, Oregon, after clashes with protesters drew attention around the world, the US department of homel(...)

 Amy Rodriguez  of Utah Royals FC beats  Nichelle Prince  of the Houston Dash to the ball  during the second half in the quarter-final match of the NWSL Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium  in Herriman, Utah. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

If anyone is seeking their fix of women’s sports, it comes from the unlikely source of the United States, a country that has been absolutely savaged b(...)

 Sylvester Ryder   played the pubs and clubs of Dublin throughout the 1970s, 80s, 90s and up to and including the noughties

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(...)

US president Donald Trump addresses journalists in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/EPA

In theory, US president Donald Trump summoned television cameras to the heat-baked Rose Garden early on Tuesday evening to announce new measures again(...)

Aer Lingus is flying to three destinations in the US – Boston, New York and Chicago – and has kept those routes active throughout the crisis. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

Passenger numbers from the US to Ireland in recent days have been less than 10 per cent of what would normally be expected at this time of year while (...)

Marie Hijaci at Dublin Airport: she is visiting a brother in Galway who is unwell but will have to spend the majority of her time here in quarantine.  Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Three Aer Lingus flights from the United States arrived in Dublin Airport on Sunday morning with almost unseemly haste. One from New York’s JFK landed(...)

Ali Dunworth’s  ramekins from a job she loved, her granny’s butter dish and a wooden spoon all give her joy.

Hands up if you had a clear-out during lockdown? It was the kitchen that stumped me. When I challenged myself to Marie Kondo’s how much of this sparks(...)

Consumers continue to be thrown under the bus or simply ignored. ‘The reality is consumers have been left in a no-man’s land and have seen their rights trampled over,’ says consumer advocate Dermott Jewell. Photograph: iStock.

Reader complaints and concerns about travel have not slowed even slightly as the country has eased its way out of lockdown and, if anything, we are ge(...)

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