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Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

 Seven US Marines and a navy sailor were missing on Friday, a day after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the southern California coast during a training mission, US Marine Corps officials said. Photograph: Patrick Crosley/US Navy/AFP via Getty Images

Seven US Marines and a navy sailor were missing on Friday, a day after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the southern California coast during (...)

Borussia Mönchegladbach supporters have paid for cardboard cut-out portraits to be placed in the  Borussia Park football stadium as the Bundesliga returns behind closed doors. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

So what’s the state of play in the Bundesliga? Bayern Munich are four points clear of Borussia Dortmund and five ahead of RB Leipzig with nine rounds(...)

Dr Ali Al Saleh (centre, in white) said that Covid-19 spared no race, no region and ‘has put us away from our churches, our mosques, our prayer places’ but it was also ‘an opportunity to show the strength of our faith.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Irish Muslim leader who was critically ill with Covid-19 joined other religious leaders in expressing gratitude to frontline staff and praying for (...)

‘Oh, get a room, you two!’ Another sexy scene from Grey’s Anatomy

In more normal weeks, I like to spend my time hanging out in A&E departments because I enjoy watching the will-they-won’t-they dramas, sexual tens(...)

Padraig Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What’s so good about it? In a word? Park life. This Dublin 14-16 neighbourhood has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to lovely green expanses (...)

Elizabeth Coppin,  at her home in England. ‘Ireland has never acknowledged the truth of what happened in the laundries.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Elizabeth Coppin (70) feels “very bitter” towards the Catholic Church but “much worse towards the Irish State”. “They failed to protect me and thousa(...)

Kirsty Spencer with her children outside their hub accommodation, in Drumcondra in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

No Child 2020 is an Irish Times initiative to provide a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues in 2019. Inspired by the Democratic Pro(...)

Dermot Kelly, former Dáil correspondent at The Irish Times, has died

Former Irish Times journalist Dermot Kelly has died. Mr Kelly, originally from Mullingar, Co Westmeath worked as Dáil correspondent for the newspaper.(...)

Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, watch as the coffin of the celebrated broadcaster Gay Byrne, is carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gay Byrne was remembered at his funeral on Friday as a much loved husband and father, a friend and colleague and so very much more. He was, said the (...)

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