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Liam Jones with his artwork at the Merrion Square open-air art gallery. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

It is Sunday afternoon and Dublin looks almost normal, with hundreds of people strolling Grafton Street and good-natured queues forming at the ice cre(...)

Tom Ward of The Green Grocer on Manor Street in Stoneybatter, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Over the course of a grim weekend in March of last year Tom Ward lost most of the customers of his Dublin fruit and vegetable business. But in the day(...)

Kerala Kitchen Kovalam subji curry (vegetable curry). Photograph: Nathalie Marquez Courtney; styled by Lesiele Juliet

It’s almost the weekend, and maybe you are looking forward to an Indian takeaway. Or perhaps you’re in the mood to make a curry at home, from scr(...)

Dublin City Council has enacted new bylaws which will enable it to ban the use of bin bags. Photograph: iStock

A bin bag ban is on the cards for thousands of Dublin householders whose homes are not suitable for wheelie bins. Dublin City Council wants to rid th(...)

Some 60 per cent of survey respondents supported the cycle and pedestrian path being made permanent. File photograph: Photograph: Alan Betson

The permanent closure to through traffic of the main road outside the new TU Dublin campus at Grangegorman, to improve cyclist and pedestrian safety, (...)

Chinese investors are paying €1 million each to social housing schemes planned by developer Richard Barrett’s Bartra Capital, in return for the right to live in the Republic under a Government cash for residency programme.

Chinese investors are paying €1 million each to social housing schemes planned by developer Richard Barrett’s Bartra Capital, in return for the right (...)

“Thanks to 2020, we are drinking, shaking and stirring cocktails at home like never before.” Photograph: Getty Images

I don’t think I’m alone in considering casual cocktails at home or mixing up a drink before dinner to have been a mythical Americanism for most of my (...)

The past was even worse than now. You can still see the wounds that history has inflicted on Dublin, Ciarán Behan tells me on a chilly evening stroll (...)

When Ireland went into lockdown last March, people panicked as never before and swept into supermarkets like locusts, stripping shelves bare and pilin(...)

Optician Julie Neylon, who set up an online gift shop she called Wild Atlantic Living

This article is part of a series focusing on hope, courage and resilience in the time of Covid-19 There won’t be many people who will forget 2020 or (...)

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