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From left or right: Tom O’ Donoghue, member of NET patient network, Mark McDonnell, chairman of NET , Andrea Martin, member of NET  and  Michael Fallon, member of NET

It was the type of cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011 and American soul singer Aretha Franklin in 2018. It’s the cancer that RTÉ (...)

Forest fires burn near Ljusdal, Sweden, on Tuesday. Photograph: Maja Suslin/ AFP/TT News Agency

At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox. The worst (...)

Gillian Ackland enjoying the snow in Calgary

As winter makes its presence felt in Ireland, we decided to ask our readers living in cooler climates what proper cold feels like. Dress appropriately(...)

Automated Insights’s software generated a report written by Irish Times journalist Charlie Taylor (pictured). Scroll down to view the two reports.

It has been a tough few years for journalists. First came the internet, then the recession, then the positioning of social media giants like Facebook (...)

According to Swedish media reports, up to 200 people watched  the attack on the 30 year-old woman. One woman called the police. Photograph: Getty

Three men are to appear before a remand court in Sweden today, linked to a suspected rape broadcast live on Facebook. The three men - aged 18, 20 an(...)

Pope Francis  in Sweden, marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Photograph: EPA/Jonas Ekstroemer

A group representing lay Catholics in Ireland has called for women priests in the church, and for all its priests be allowed marry. They also “insis(...)

Aoife Coll: ‘When you are away, you rather vainly think life in Ireland is put on pause; you forget everything and everyone easily continues on without you.’

New address, new phone number, new bank account; in the last five years I have lived in Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia and Belgium, so the process(...)

 Archeological volunteer Rithie Jones at the cairn on the top of Turlough Hill. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When a prehistoric people built a large settlement in the Burren up to 3,000 years ago, why did they choose a mountain-top with no running water? Wa(...)

At a mere 183 pages South Korea’s Han Kang’s superb and disturbing novel in three acts, ‘The Vegetarian’, towers over the Man Booker International Prize long list.

Equal measures of interest and caution will greet the announcement of a 13-strong, if uneven, long list which marks the inaugural combining of two imp(...)

In a word

Celsius. Or, should that be celsius? Centigrade, even? Or centigrade? It seems proper we should consider such words at this time of year when our Cels(...)

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