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These days we often don’t welcome ageing with gratitude or open arms, but I wonder if all that will change after our Covid-19 experiences? Photograph: Rob Wilson jnr

Is there ever a good time to get old? If there is, this probably isn’t it. Coronavirus hits indiscriminately – they say – but it hits the elderly har(...)

Laura Dockrill: ‘You have to follow the thoughts through the really rational part of the brain, in a really scary way.’ Photograph: Sonny Malhotra

You wait and wait for an authentic, affecting account of postpartum psychosis, and not one, but two books arrive in quick succession. Earlier this yea(...)

Christopher McCormack: A friend said his advice was either deep and sincere or hilarious and cutting depending on how stupid the question was.

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(...)

Brian Moore and Cliona Eogan with their children Charlotte, Eleanor and baby Louisa

PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE USING THE LOCKDOWN TO DOCUMENT THE LIVES OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS, ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE  Among the memories from this never-bef(...)

Staff prepare to bottle hand sanitiser at Listoke Distillery and Gin School. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

When the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Ireland on February 29th, it confirmed the inevitable: that Ireland would not escape unscathed fro(...)

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. File photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The Cannes Film Festival in May has been postponed due to the spread of coronavirus, organisers of the annual event in southern France said on Thursda(...)

Lewis Capaldi in concert at the 3Arena in Dublin on Sunday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Fame moves fast. In the space of three years, Lewis Capaldi has gone from zero to zeitgeist with barely enough time for music fans to catch up. With a(...)

Taylor Swift: the singer will close Glastonbury 2020, the 50th anniversary of the festival. Photograph:   Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Taylor Swift will close the 2020 Glastonbury festival with a headline performance on the Pyramid stage on Sunday night. “I’m ecstatic to tell you that(...)

The Electric Picnic in 2020 will take place from September 4th to 6th at Stradbally which has been its home since the beginning of the festival in 2004 when the first festival had a capacity of 10,000. Photograph: aerial.ie

The Electric Picnic capacity for next year’s festival will be increased to 70,000 making it one of the biggest music festivals ever held in Ireland. (...)

Sinéad O’Connor performing at the Cork Opera House the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival on Saturday night, guinnessjazzfestival.com. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s no accident that an enduring musician being on form, often coincides with a wider renewed appreciation. Their energy must send out something of a(...)

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