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Actor Olympia Dukakis is pictured in Hollywood, California, in 2013. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for her performance as a sardonic, middle-aged mother who advises her headstrong daughter on matters of love in the (...)

Among those who were hospitalised, chronic heart disease, asthma and morbid obesity were associated with increased risk of ICU admission, research shows. File photograph: iStock

Covid-19 carries a “significantly higher risk” of death for morbidly obese men with chronic heart disease than other patient profiles, a new study ha(...)

Jennie Poole sustained fatal injuries in an assault at her apartment on Melville Drive, Finglas, just before 2pm on Saturday.

Mourners have been invited to line the streets of Finglas, Dublin, in honour of 24-year-old Jennie Poole who was killed in her home last weekend. Arr(...)

Health workers attend to a suspected covid-19 positive patient at jumbo Covid-19 centre in Mumbai, India. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world’s second-most populous country ha(...)

If we are believers, if we have faith, if we subscribe to a religion, we are not currently permitted to attend public worship.

It might seem strange and disrespectful to compare God and groceries. But there is a reason for doing just that. And that reason has been provided by(...)

A piper plays a lament as the funeral of Veronica Dunne  pauses  the National Concert Hall where people gathered to pay their respects before the hearse continued on its way to St Josephs Church in Terenure. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Veronica (Ronnie) Dunne was a legendary singer, an inspirational teacher and a loving mother who radiated light into the lives of others, her funeral (...)

US president Joe Biden speaking about gun-control measures at the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

US president Joe Biden announced several executive actions at tightening rules around gun ownership as he described the gun violence epidemic in the U(...)

The curriculum asks students to, among other things, track their sleep patterns, keep a gratitude journal, perform random acts of kindness, and take note of whether, over time, these behaviors correlate with a positive change in their general mood. Illustration: Andrea Chronopoulos/The New York Times

The Yale happiness class, formally known as Psyc 157: Psychology and the Good Life, is one of the most popular classes to be offered in the university(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell intends to continue emphasising to Government the importance of the earliest possible return to public worship. File photograph: The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell has welcomed the forthcoming increase in allowable number of funeral attendees but said he did not unders(...)

Fr PJ Hughes is parish priest of Mullahoran and Loughduff in Co Cavan. File photograph

A parish priest in Co Cavan has accused gardaí of harassing him and churchgoers on Sunday as he went to celebrate Mass in breach of pandemic restricti(...)

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