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The babies were the cutest little things, all kitted out in their gear, looking like they were about to swim the English Channel.  Photograph: iStock

This is part of a series by Aisling Marron It’s harder to get into a baby swim class in Dublin than it is to get into Schitt’s Creek. (Fi(...)

The Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, which lies within Dublin 8. Photograph: George Munday/ Getty Images

Dublin 8 has been named as the 15th coolest neighbourhood in the world to live in by Time Out magazine coming in ahead of parts of Amsterdam, Montreal(...)

  The family of Eimear Lambe, one of the four Irish rowers to win an Olympic bronze medal, celebrate at home in Cabra, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Lambe family home on Dublin’s Old Cabra Road is unmistakable. It’s the one with the bunting and the large poster of the Irish women’s rowing crew(...)

An OPW spokeswoman said works on rehanging the remaining gates have been paused since the start of 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. File photograph: The Irish Times

Dublin’s Phoenix Park gates are set to be rehung this summer nearly three years after being taken down. The Office of Public Works (OPW) said the pro(...)

Sanita Puspure will be one of Ireland’s leading hopes in Tokyo. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

One evening Sanita Puspure was standing outside the grocery store near her home in Cork. She was waiting for her husband Kaspar. It was a humdrum week(...)

Sanita Pušpure (39), who won the Women’s Single Sculls World Championship in Plovdiv in Bulgaria in 2018 and successfully defended her title in Ottensheim in Austria in 2019, has admitted she was surprised to be chosen as Cork Person of the Year for 2020.

Double World and European Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure has been given a timely boost as she prepares for the delayed Olympics in Tokyo by being chos(...)

 Ian O’Riordan running with his dad, former Olympic runner Tom O’Riordan, in his early athletics days.

Ask anyone with a fancy degree in these matters what is the single most important factor in becoming joyous with what you do in your life and the answ(...)

You told us all about the people who have made a big difference to others during this strange and difficult year. Meet the covid heroes of 2020 (...)

The results published in Nature debunk the modern image of the typical Viking both within Scandinavia and across Europe. Photograph: iStock

Some 1,300 years after Viking invaders from Scandinavia set foot in Ireland, DNA technology has enabled scientists to determine their genetic make-up.(...)

Access gates to Dublin’s Phoenix Park reopened on Friday to traffic. Photograph: Alan Betson

A change of season was in the air at Phoenix Park on Friday as early morning walkers were greeted with a stiff northerly breeze whistling down Chester(...)

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