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 Demonstrations  on the  first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago,  as the country prepares for a landmark referendum. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/ AFP via Getty

If voters in Chile needed a reminder of the stakes in the country’s referendum this Sunday, last weekend provided it. Tens of thousands of people too(...)

Cathal MacSwiney Brugha: ‘I’m delighted with the decision to go ahead with the conference using Zoom because it means that the conference will get to parts of the world where Terence MacSwiney had a huge impact like India, Vietnam and South America.’  Above, with a bust of his grandfather Terence MacSwiney.

The family of Cork’s martyred lord mayor, Terence Mac Swiney have welcomed an initiative by University College Cork and Cork City Council to mark the (...)

Mary Walshe has 35 years’ experience as a nurse and volunteers part-time as a contact tracer at the UCD contact tracing centre.

Mary Walshe does not want to call the man back because he was unwell and breathless just from walking down his stairs at home to answer her phone call(...)

Decathlon’s chief executive in the Republic Bastien Grandgeorge (right) with Kieran O’Shea, store leader in the company’s Ballymun store. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Almost 300,000 people have passed through the doors of French sports retail giant Decathlon’s Dublin store at Ballymun since it opened in June this ye(...)

Farmers protest outside the Dáil following the announcement of the Mercosur trade agreement. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The upcoming trade agreement between the EU and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – the Mercosur bloc – “fails across sustainability criteria an(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson said the UK must act to stop a second wave of coronavirus after evidence showed a sharp rise in the number of cases across England, announcing the ‘rule of six’ will apply to all gatherings in any location. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Tough new rules that restrict gatherings to just six people could be in place until the spring to stop a winter surge of coronavirus, the UK governmen(...)

Spice master Arun Kapil of Green Saffron Spices. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Home is where the heart is and the heart of the home will always be the kitchen. Whether you are cooking for yourself, for family, partners or friends(...)

Mackin Group founder Andrew Mackin: “Spend time on personal development that will instil good habits.”

The first four of eight nominees in the International category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are r(...)

In the period from August 1st to August 26th, there were 2,300 confirmed cases of the disease in the State, but just 13 deaths. Photograph: The Irish Times

The recent rise in the number of coronavirus cases in Ireland has alarmed a public weary after almost six months of restrictions. But there has also b(...)

Part of an iceberg breaks away in August 2019, at the Apusiajik glacier, near Kulusuk, a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality  on the island of the same name  southeast of Greenland. File photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty

Researchers investigating global ice melting have found that since 1994 some 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth.(...)

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