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Chinese tourists  at Narita airport  in Japan.  Japan is one of the most popular  destinations for Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The threat to Ireland from the new flu-like virus that has killed 26 people in China remains low, according to the Health Service Executive (HSE). As(...)

Seamus Mallon: His political opponents came to appreciate him as an honest, stubborn, conscientious Ulsterman, who dealt in straight talking. Photograph:   Paula Beats/ Reuters

On the bitterly cold evening of February 20th, 1986, Seamus Mallon made his maiden speech in the House of Commons as newly-elected MP for Newry and Ar(...)

Church of England’s statement that its   teaching on sexual ethics remains unchanged is likely to hearten conservatives.

The Church of England has stated that sex belongs only within heterosexual marriage, and that Christians in gay or straight civil partnerships should (...)

Nora and Athmane Yachir in their  north Belfast flat. ‘We weren’t looking for luxury – we just wanted a safe and clean apartment,’ says Athmane.  Photograph:  Stephen Davison

Athmane and Nora Yachir had only spent 10 days in their Belfast home off the Ormeau Road when the ceiling of their livingroom collapsed. Nora was sitt(...)

Sir Fredrick McCoy. Photograph: Wiki Commons

Prof Frederick McCoy is a name all but unknown in Ireland but well remembered by generations of Australian children – not least because it featured pr(...)

Daniel Stewart ahead of the pack during his cycling days

I still remember my first counsellor’s appointment. “I’m Daniel, good to meet ya.” January is Health Month in The Irish Times. Throughout (...)

Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat operations manager Paul Stevens congratulates coxswain Dean Hegarty (right) on receiving his Bronze Medal for Gallantry by the RNLI. Photograph: Niamh Stephenson

A 25-year-old west Cork man is to become the first Irishman to be honoured by the RNLI in over a decade for his part in the rescue of six fishermen fa(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin canvassing for the upcoming general election in Cabra and Phibsborough, meeting hairdresser Erica Oragano and her client Dezirae Stephan. Photograph: Dave Meehan

So the leader of Fianna Fáil walks into the back room of a charity shop in Phibsborough, startling the woman putting clothes onto hangers. “Oh, Jesus(...)

The English Premier League TV deal generates over half of the €5.4 billion revenues enjoyed by the 20 clubs  in 2018. Photograph: Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images

The English Premier League’s 20 clubs generate more revenue between them than the 617 clubs in all 50 of Europe’s top flights outside of the “Big Five(...)

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