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 Vinu Narayanan, a nurse who has lived in Ireland for nearly a decade. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Vinu Narayanan and Athila Kizhakkuveettil got married last year they immediately began planning their new life together in Ireland. Narayanan, w(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

Two peat extraction firms have been refused permission to appeal a significant finding that their activities are no longer exempt development. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Two peat extraction firms have been refused permission to appeal a significant finding that their activities are no longer exempt development. The c(...)

Referee Daniel Sweeney in hospital following the attack

Gardaí have released three men and a teenager who were arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a soccer referee in Co Offaly earlier this mo(...)

The threat lies around take off and landing but Irish Aviation Authority rules prohibit drone use within 5km of any airfields or where it might be a hazard to aircraft. File photograph: The Irish Times

Irish Air Corps pilots are becoming increasingly concerned by drone activity around Athlone and their potential to interfere with its air ambulance se(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency says no E.coli testing was reported for 711 small private water supplies during 2017. Photograph: Getty

The Environmental Protection Agency has highlighted serious health risks arising from creches, nursing homes and hotels using their own wells for drin(...)

Agnes Mulvihill: “I had two hospital stays with pneumonia and eight chest infections.”

As the cold and flu season gets into full swing, spare a thought for those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition c(...)

“Poetry has never let me down. Without poetry, I would have found life less comprehensible, less bearable and infinitely less enjoyable.”

Mullingar-born Josephine Hart harnessed early tragedy to become a publisher, writer, poetry promoter and television producer. She moved in London’s gl(...)

The Irish Times Innovation Awards take place on Tuesday in the RDS.

Monday Results: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Guess, Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Oct). Meetings: Asia Matters Bus(...)

The Mental Health Commission noted in its 2017 annual report the inability of CAMHS workers to admit children after hours, ‘thereby forcing’ them to look to adult units instead.

There has been a fall in the number of staff employed in the HSE’s youth mental health services, with 26 fewer employed in September compared to the b(...)

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