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Cillian Murphy with Pádraic Delaney in Ken Loach’s 2006 film The Wind That Shakes the Barley

British criticism of Ken Loach’s award-winning film about the War of Independence, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, reflected a general unwillingness (...)

Rathmines native Jenny Stokes says she has been impressed with the NHS since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Moving to another country during a pandemic was less daunting than Jenny Stokes had expected. “I’d heard horror stories of people not finding anywhere(...)

Farmers protest outside the Dáil following the announcement of the Mercosur trade agreement. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The upcoming trade agreement between the EU and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – the Mercosur bloc – “fails across sustainability criteria an(...)

As an engineer, one of Thomas Hardiman’s proudest achievements was being elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 1980 for his services to science. Photograph: Courtesy RIA

Former RTÉ director general Thomas Hardiman (91) died suddenly at his Donnybrook home in Dublin on Saturday night surrounded by family. He was engin(...)

A jogger runs past a sign telling people to adhere to social distancing guidelines, and stay 2m  apart, in London. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

It may be a good idea to give one another more than two metres (6ft) of space while exercising outside during the current coronavirus pandemic, accord(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, his deputy   Dr Ronan Glynn (right) and chief clinical officer  Dr Colm Henry (second left) and Dr Cillian De Gascun (left) at a Covid-19 press conference at the Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

How is Ireland doing in the fight to slow the spread of Covid-19? After more than two weeks of lockdown with wide ranging restrictions limiting comme(...)

Prof Marc Van Ranst said the pandemic was exposing weaknesses in national healthcare systems.

The Covid-19 virus is “incredibly aggressive and spectacularly contagious”, according to leading coronavirus scientists. Virus numbers are three tim(...)

Irish brothers Edward, Harry and Frank Sheehan were killed in separate bombing missions during the war. Photograph: Irish in Europe group

Three Irish brothers who died while serving in the Canadian air force during the second World War have been remembered at a memorial service in Belgiu(...)

Part of a manuscript called Lebhar Inghine i Dhomhnaill (The Book of O’Donnell’s Daughter) about the daughter of Red Hugh O’Donnell, one of the earls who left Ireland after the Battle of Kinsale in 1602.

For centuries St Anthony’s College in Leuven, Belgium has preserved and promoted Irish culture in Europe. The Irish College, as it is better known, (...)

Sarah-Kate Fenelon, who is originally from Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, but now lives in Los Angeles where she works as a film producer

Film producer Sarah-Kate Fenelon, who is originally from Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, now lives in Los Angeles where she works for author and showrunner Ne(...)

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