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Children attend class while practising social distancing in  France, May 25th. Photograph: Epa/Ian Langsdon

The Irish Times asked readers living abroad if their children had returned to school or childcare after the Covid-19 lockdown. Here is a selection of (...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

 New Zealand middle-distance runner Angie Petty training in isolation on a treadmill in her garage  in Christchurch. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Most athletes are well used to killing time in the holding zone. Only this one feels like it’s never-ending: nearly three months in already, now sudde(...)

Gavan Duffy, from Kerry, moved to Melbourne four years ago and works for charity Movember.

Gavan Duffy is originally from Tralee, Co Kerry, lives in Melbourne where he works for the charity Movember When did you leave Ireland? I left I(...)

Munster have been forced to pause the renewals of their season tickets for 2020-21. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster face the worst of the financial crisis caused by provinces being forced to cancel season tickets for 2020/21. An outstanding IRFU loan of €6.(...)

Kirstie Keohane in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. She is disappointed at how the Australian government is treating backpackers

When Denise Daly arrived in Australia last November, she never imagined living in a working hostel with 80 other backpackers during a pandemic. But w(...)

An immunologist originally from Wexford, Prof David Lynn is the director of systems biology at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide.

An Irish scientist is playing a lead role in one of the largest vaccine trials underway against Covid-19. An immunologist originally from Wexford, Pr(...)

Novak Djokovic is running out of time to break Roger Federer’s record. Photograph: Getty Images

The curse, at least, has been consistent. Almost every sportsperson I’ve ever been drawn to has, role model wise, been a stinker. The Hurricane. Best.(...)

Cardinal George Pell walks towards the Melbourne Magistrates Court on October 6th, 2017. FIle photograph: Mark Dadswell/Reuters

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sex abuse by at least two priests in the 1970s and 1980s and failed to take steps to (...)

Annalise Murphy: “You just don’t know. There’s no certainty. Two months ago I was basically counting down the days to the Olympics . . ..Now it’s just . . . who knows?” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

We interrupt this interview to bring you Annalise Murphy’s just-invented recipe for a scone for one. Seems only fair, since this interview interrupted(...)

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