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A walk-in Covid-19 test centre in Balbriggan. File photograph: Alan Betson

Milford in Co Donegal remains the worst Covid-19 hotspot in the State with rates almost four times the national average. The local authority area for(...)

Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

With a splash and a whoosh, Jimmy Johnson and Gibby Gobson landed in the ocean. Illustration: Tim Mudie

This story was submitted as part of the “Become a Young Storykeeper” initiative, run by Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland in 2020. Young(...)

  Newlyweds Willie Stokes and Shelby Kelly   leaving Longford Court, where they appeared relating to their wedding last week. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The groom, catering firm and parents of a bridal party have issued a “full and frank” apology for their part in the staging of an “illegal” wedding re(...)

Anthony Kilcoyne puts the finishing touches to Dolores Carr’s hair at his hair salon, Salon 2, in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Róisín Quinn said the best thing about having a hair appointment on Monday was feeling “you were part of something special”. “I feel a million dolla(...)

Elaine Hanly at home in Roscommon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Elaine Hanly’s life changed in the blink of an eye, as it does for so many victims of major trauma. While a passenger in a car, Hanly was involved in(...)

Mayoman  Sheamus Heneghan: Nursing home staff played his  own CD, Caught in the Surf: Sheamus Heneghan and Family, as he slipped away.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

 Bridget Cassidy (94) receives a visit from her daughter Angela, who is fully vaccinated and travelled from Wexford to the Plunkett Home in  Boyle,  Co Roscommon. Photograph:  Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

The sound of children’s voices in nursing homes throughout the country is set to mark another key milestone in the lightening of the Covid-19 burden f(...)

The Grosse Île Irish Memorial National Historic Site in Quebec. Photograph: Jeff Greenberg/Getty Images

As our cargo ship of the Ellerman Line moved along the Gulf of St Lawrence seaway towards the port city of Quebec, I went to the wing of the bridge to(...)

 The  Tullamore pop up Covid-19 test centre. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

One further death from Covid-19 has been reported on Friday evening, along with 434 new cases of the virus. There have now been a total of 4,867 Covi(...)

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