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Author Tim Robinson  near his home in Roundstone, Connemara, Co Galway. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The acclaimed Connemara-based author, artist and cartographer Tim Robinson has died in London from coronavirus at the age of 85. Mr Robinson, who was(...)

Dr June Almeida  was internationally renowned for her pioneering electron microscope techniques. Photograph:  Norman James/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The first person to see a human coronavirus was raised in a Glasgow tenement and left school at 16. Dr June Almeida (1930-2007), internationally renow(...)

Aoife Cooke crosses the finish line to win the women’s Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The treadmill in the spare room is currently serving as a clotheshorse and the intention is to keep it that way. Of all the changes Aoife Cooke is mak(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

Ferenc Legyel as Michael Curtiz in Curtiz, a film by Tamas Yvan Topolánszky recreating the drama behind the making of Casablanca.

In 1974, Warner Brothers executive Simon Benzakein met French New Wave icon François Truffaut in Los Angeles with an offer to remake Casablanca. The d(...)

St Patrick’s Well at Ballintubber Abbey in Co Mayo. Our patron saint features strongly in references to Ireland’s holy wells. Photograph: iStock

St Patrick’s Day celebrations will, obviously, be very muted this year, courtesy of the Sars-Cov-2 virus – the new strain of coronavirus. It got me th(...)

File image of the Chicago river turning green for  St Patrick’s Day. File photograph: Getty Images

The St Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The organisers of the parade – one of the biggest in the US(...)

Stocks in the Middle East nosedived on Sunday after the world’s biggest crude producers failed to agree on production cuts at last week’s talks in Vienna.

Investors are facing another turbulent week on the markets as tumbling oil prices adds to coronavirus-fuelled nervousness. Stocks in the Middle East (...)

Marathon runners using the controversial marathon shoe competing in Tokyo. “Essentially equipment should not come into the equation, whether that’s the 100m or the long jump or the marathon,” said John Treacy. Photograph:  Kyodo News/Getty Images

Like many people famed in the art of marathon running, John Treacy looked at the results from Tokyo last Sunday with some disbelief. Not just because (...)

Red Cross medics measure the temperature of participants of the 178th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) meeting in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Alex Halada / AFP

Opec+ agreed on Thursday to cut output by an extra 1.5 million barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020 to support prices, but made it conditiona(...)

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