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‘Don’t shoot the messenger,’ Sorcha goes, ‘but Liz Cannon wants to know could you swing into Thomas’s and pick her up some grissini?’

Sorcha says we dodged it. And I’m like, “What are you banging on about?” “I’m talking about Omicron!” she goes. “It’s, like, literally everywhere! B(...)

Lives Lost: Flora Brennock (1937-2020)

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 (...)

Fr Peter McVerry photographed with his dog Tiny near his home in Ballymun. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Some suburban areas of Dublin have thrived during the pandemic, with new outdoor facilites creating a tighter sense of community, while other parts(...)

‘This year we’re doing the whole, like, Wild Atlantic Way thing?’ Illustration: Alan Clarke

“Oh my God,” Sorcha goes - this is while we’re sitting in the airport deportures lounge, “what if someone, like, recognises me?” I’m there, “Sorcha, (...)

 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said work on the 3.6km route would start early next month and take about three to four weeks to complete. File photograph: Eric Luke

A segregated cycle route, from Blackrock to the Forty Foot bathing spot in Sandycove in south Dublin, is to be installed almost 20 years since it was (...)

Many food businesses have launched delivery services

Order prepared food and ingredients from kitchens and farms, and stay occupied with books, toys and paint There has been an explosion of food oper(...)

 Gardaí on patrol at Seapoint Park in  Dublin on Saturday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The closure of popular swimming spots including Seapoint and the Forty Foot by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council this weekend did not deter sun-wo(...)

Irish Rail has announced a number of disruptions to its Easter services.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Rail has announced a number of disruptions to its Easter services. Essential maintenance will be carried out on the Dublin to Sligo line as wel(...)

On February 14th, restaurant staff place bets on who will storm out first from a St Valentine’s date

It’s Elaine Murphy’s go-to St Valentine’s joke. “So table for three, yeah?” she’ll say when a vaguely desperate (typically male) diner rings looking f(...)

Sallynoggin Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Sallynoggin may not be a “destination” neighbourhood like nearby Dún Laoghaire, Dalkey, Monkstown, Killiney and Glasthule, b(...)

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