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Pedestrians on the Charles Bridge, Prague,  during the coronavirus pandemic in April. Photograph: Getty Images

The Czech government has decided that all people must wear face masks inside public buildings from Thursday after a record spike in new coronavirus ca(...)

Many individuals and families tune in online at least once a week for a religious service.

In his autobiography From the Underground Church to Freedom, the Czech theologian and author Tomáš Halík describes visiting protesting students in Pra(...)

A virtual lantern show marks the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing,  in Hiroshima, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In August 2010, when Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bombs, the movement to rid the world of nu(...)

The seating area of Baste BBQ on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Are Irish people really as nice as tourists say we are? We’re friendly and considerate, and we “go out of our way” to be helpful. But maybe not so muc(...)

Cost is cited by many respondents as the main barrier to enjoying a night out in Dublin. File photograph: Getty

Normally dear old Dublin is a magnet for millions of overseas visitors keen to explore the city and experience the craic they believe available on eve(...)

Every year it’s the same. June 6th recalls that brilliant blast of sunshine through the big window in our kitchen at home. My father polishing his sho(...)

Hannah Craig  during a morning training session close to her home in Portavogie, Co Down. “I’ll keep training but, to be honest with you, every article I read I don’t think the Olympics are going to go ahead.” Photograph: Liam McBurney

In life, not just sport, Hannah Craig embraces a Japanese philosophy that seems particularly apposite for these chaotic times. She often murmurs ‘wab(...)

(left to right) Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin, Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald during the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

As the country prepares to go to the polls on Saturday, thousands of Irish people living around the world are watching and waiting for the outcome of (...)

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Ryanair shares took off on Monday despite the airline conceding that it faced further delays in the delivery of new aircraft that it was due to receiv(...)

Demonstrators attend a protest rally demanding the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis in Prague on Tuesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Thousands of Czechs protested against prime minister Andrej Babis for a second week in a row on Tuesday after prosecutors reopened a case into allege(...)

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