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Has the pandemic led to the death of hookup culture, and how will singletons find romance in the future? The dating scene was completely decimat(...)

Yvonne Farrell (R) and Shelley McNamara. The pair met at university in 1974, and went on to found their firm Grafton Architects in 1978 in Dublin.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have been awarded the Pritzker Prize for architecture, becoming the first Irish citizens to receive the internatio(...)

Surfers on the beach at Lahinch in Clare. A visit  brought back happy memories of holidays there when I was a youngster. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Last Saturday was to have been the second Test in Australia and the end of the season. Myself and Elaine had planned on going to Italy but luckily we (...)

Author Nuala O’Faolain was truthful to the point of being self-destructive. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“Why does no one ever ask me up to dance?” This was the question Nuala O’Faolain asked at an evening hooley at the Merriman School in Lisdoonvarna in (...)

John Deffew: His daughter Frances describes her father as a jolly man with wild, curly hair that could never be tamed.

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(...)

A direct provision centre in Foynes, Co. Limerick. The State has issued tender documents to find accommodation for asylum seekers across 26 counties. Photograph: Brian Gavin

The Government has pledged to engage with local communities around the country as it moves to finalise negotiations on the locations of new regional d(...)

Everett’s in Waterford

A bridal party on the steps of the hotel are making the most of the remains of the day. They’ve hit the jackpot with their Wednesday wedding in Waterf(...)

A protester attends a demonstration calling for the end of the direct provision system in Dublin in 2017. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said a lot of concerns raised about direct provision centres prior to their opening have not transpired and they are o(...)

Oughterard campaign leaders say the help of the far-right is not welcome.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last March, the organisers of a meeting in Lismore, called to help a Syrian refugee family as they arrived in the picturesque Waterford town, had an u(...)

Direct-provision protest: silent demonstration walking from Oughterard to the former Connemara Gateway Hotel last Saturday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Recent years have seen objections to the opening of direct-provision centres in a number of Irish towns. We visit three of those towns: Roosky, in Co (...)

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