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I live in fear of losing a grandparent now. Photograph: Getty Images

Parents have a special tone of voice when they tell you someone you care about has died. It’s a hushed tone caught in the back of the throat, the way (...)

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(...)

Flintoff celebrates the wicket of Ricky Ponting. Photo: Tom Shaw/Getty Images

Picking a favourite sporting moment is a difficult task. Picking a favourite moment from the 2005 Ashes series, when England beat Australia for the fi(...)

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn sits on the thrown with his official consort Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi at the royal palace. Sineenatra has been stripped of her titles and military ranks. Photograph: Thailand Royal Office via AP

When Thailand’s newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn named one of his bodyguards as Noble Royal Consort on his birthday in July, no one had held the(...)

The remains of Karl Shiels are carried from church followed by his partner, Laura Honan.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fair City actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly last Monday aged just 47, “filled his life and lived it to the full”, his funeral Mass has been told. (...)

Paddy Finlay taking part  in Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The “vampire” who entertained millions of people along the route of the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade route for almost 50 years has died. Paddy Fin(...)

Lily Allen: the singer has written an unflinching, unputdownable book

The old house in the countryside that Lily Allen bought, after several years of fame, was at the end of a long, private track. Hugged by the land, in (...)

Traveller activist Nan Joyce, pictured in 1982. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/THE IRISH TIMES

Nan Joyce, a trailblazer for Traveller rights who campaigned for equality for decades, has died in Belfast aged 78. Born in 1940 in Tipperary, Joyce(...)

Nan Brennan, inside The Criterion Bar, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.Photograph: James Connolly

Walking into Brennan’s Criterion Bar in the seaside town of Bundoran, Co Donegal is like being taken by the hand into a piece of Irish history which h(...)

Niamh Crowe getting a cuddle from Nanny Nell

Teresa Wemyss On a dark and gloomy December evening, as Niamh left work in southern Cumbria on her commute home to north Lancashire, her car was fill(...)

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