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Brexit, or more properly the UK exit, has introduced an element of uncertainty and change into the politics of our two islands. Finding words, language and structures to explain and manage such change is the very essence of politics. Photograph: Getty Images

Speech and the capacity to communicate using language have been central to the evolutionary success of the human race. Putting names on things, places(...)

Danny Delaney was on the winning Stradbally football team in the 1959 and 1963 intermediate championships.

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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: No specific guidelines were issued for the nursing home sector and weeks went by with no top-level engagement between the Department of Health and private home operators. Photograph: Alan Betson

Why were we not better prepared? Covid-19 hits older people hardest. From early March, when major outbreaks of the disease occurred in nursing homes (...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan and Prof Philip Nolan: ‘We may have reached a plateau’ but there remains ‘a delicate balance’ between suppression of the disease and the risk of it spiking again. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The number of new cases of Covid-19 has plateaued and should start to fall shortly, according to research provided to the National Public Health Emerg(...)

Danny Delaney who died at St Fintan’s Hospital Portlaoise. Photo: Laois Today

Danny Delaney, Theresa Sherlock and Ger O’Neill. Those are the names of some of the men and women who lost their lives at a hospital in Laois ove(...)

The 28-bed Maryborough Centre is in  St Fintan’s Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Photograph: Google Street

Eight residents in a Co Laois psychiatric centre have died from Covid-19 since the weekend. The HSE has confirmed that nine residents in the Maryboro(...)

Men, possibly of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), resting in the hills of Tipperary during the Irish War of Independence, 1921. From the AE Bell Collection. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

County: Offaly Incident: Execution of three IRA men at Birr Castle Date: January 26th, 1923 IRA volunteers in Co Offaly rounded up “undesirable girls(...)

Justin Bickle, CEO, John Mulcahy, chairman and Stephen Garvey, COO of Glenveagh in Dublin before agm. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Homebuilder Glenveagh Properties could join the race to develop the Poolbeg site in Dublin, which has planning for 3,500 homes. Speaking after the g(...)

Two notable sales took place in Dublin’s docklands in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Last year saw the highest volume in development land transactions since the economic crash, with land for the residential sector comprising the majori(...)

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

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