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I discovered travel writing as a teenager in the 1990s. Books by writers like Paul Theroux and Patrick Leigh Fermor seemed to have been designed for a(...)

If you are in arrears of more than five or 10 years, it is very difficult to see how that situation is going to be recovered. Photograph: iStock

Almost 5,500 mortgages are in arrears for more than 10 years. 10 years! Just think about it. The average home loan term – at least in 2019 – was 22 ye(...)

Cian McGuire from Naas, Co Kildare: ‘Before the pandemic I had the impression that Ireland didn’t really care about young people at all; the pandemic reinforced that for me.’

For 18-year-old Megan Carey from Sallins, Co Kildare, there is one thing that she wants to be able to do once the Covid-19 pandemic passes – the chanc(...)

 Former Stobart Air pilots and members of  the Irish Airline Pilots Association  protest at the Department of Health where they handed in a letter to Tony Holohan over Nphet’s opposition to the use of antigen testing for international travel. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, Stobart Air workers received emails telling them of the airline’s closure. Its owner, British aviation and(...)

A Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from Ryanair flight number FR4978 in Minsk International Airport. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The diversion of a Ryanair flight to Belarus, allowing a prominent critic to be arrested, was a “premeditated breach of all the international aviation(...)

Iftas 2021: Normal People is nominated in a staggering 15 categories

The nominations for the 2021 Iftas – the Irish Film and Television Academy awards – in the film and TV drama categories have been unveiled. David Frey(...)

In her book Unwell Women, Elinor Cleghorn lays  bare the unbelievable and sometimes horrific treatment of women for millennia in the name of medicine. Photograph: Penguin Random House

Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, believed that women were controlled by their uteruses. The father of modern gynaecology, James Marion Sim(...)

 Belarusian opposition activist Roman Protasevich;   chairman of the investigative committee Dmitry Gora;   Belarusian transport and communications ministry director  Artyom Sikorsky; chief of the air force    Maj Gen Igor Golub; and   Col  Andrey Filatov attend a press conference held by the Belarusian foreign ministry. Photograph: Ramil Nasibulin/EPA

He faces more than a decade in a grisly Belarusian prison for his political activities, but on Monday, Roman Protasevich took a seat beside generals a(...)

Migrants flee as a fire burns in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos in September 2020. File photograph: Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP/Getty

Four Afghan asylum-seekers were sentenced to 10 years in prison in Greece on Saturday for their part in a fire that destroyed the Moria migrant camp (...)

Gareth Southgate: “I understand that on this island, we have a desire to protect our values and traditions – as we should – but that shouldn’t come at the expense of introspection and progress.” Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Gareth Southgate was lying on a beach in Greece thinking about Eddie McGoldrick. It was June 1994 and Ray Houghton had just scored against Italy in Ne(...)

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