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Catherine Cleary with some of her plastic-free purchases. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a muscle memory for opening the lid on a glass milk bottle. You press down with your thumb firmly enough to dimple the foil but gently enough(...)

Congressman Brendan Boyle:  “The Good Friday [Belfast] Agreement is one of the great foreign policy achievements of the 20th century. It eliminated the hard border that then existed between Northern Ireland the rest of Ireland. Now Brexit threatens this.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is due to travel to Washington DC next week where he will meet key figures in the Irish-American caucus on Capitol Hill amid gr(...)

Keep surfaces clean and rooms well ventilated. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s mid-January and most of us are either successfully winning with our New Year’s resolutions or floundering at the half-way line and wondering whet(...)

CNN reporterJim Acosta enters the Brady press briefing room upon returning to the White House in Washington on Friday after a court directed the White House to restore his  press credentials. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

A US federal judge on Friday directed the White House to restore the press credentials of the CNN reporter Jim Acosta, a win for media advocates and (...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

About 10,500 E3 visas are available to Australian citizens each year, but only about half of the visas are taken up. Photograph: YinYang/iStock

The Government is close to a landmark visa deal with the US which could allow thousands of Irish people to live and work there. In a significant deve(...)

NZ meat pie.

The thing about living in New Zealand in the 1980s, back in the day when the All Blacks had part-time jobs, is that there wasn’t a whole lot of culina(...)

Supporters of Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro celebrate his victory at the Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo. Photograph: EPA/Fernando Bizerra

Brazil’s president-elect, the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, has promised to defend the country’s constitution and unite a bitterly divided elec(...)

Aine Costigan lives in Halba, Lebanon, where she works as a programme director with Concern Worldwide.

This week Irish Times Abroad meets Aine Costigan, originally from Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, who works as a programme director with Concern Wo(...)

Water restrictions are in place in a number of areas across Ireland as the country is experiencing a drought after no significant rain for more than t(...)

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