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Crying is the only way for your baby to tell you they need something. You’re not ‘spoiling’ a baby if you pick them up and hold them when they cry

After 10 years as a GP, Dr Fiona McGuire is now a senior medical officer with the HSE Department of Public Health in the Midlands. She has reviewed in(...)

If you’re feeling socially starved after lockdown, 10 minutes at the sink could be the perfect re-entry level of human intimacy. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

Anya Hindmarch launched her first company as a teenager. At 53, she is an award-winning fashion designer with five children, a successful business and(...)

Jean Murray, at her home in Ratoath with her dogs, Heidi, Slinky and Storm: Murray is part of the growing number of Irish people who subscribe to conspiracy theories about Covid-19 and its vaccines. Photograph: Alan Betson

In March 2020, mother-of-three Jean Murray was posting tips on how to combat the spread of Covid-19 which had just arrived in Ireland. “Open all your(...)

In 2018 former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was convicted of taking bribes from engineering firms in return for public contracts. File photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP via Getty

A majority of Brazil’s Supreme Court confirmed on Thursday a decision to annul criminal convictions against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva(...)

Wear your mask. Photo: iStock

It is not uncommon for a major event or a significant year to give us new words. D-Day, Watergate (and almost any other word you can think of followed(...)

‘Your first habit should be turning your clothes inside out and reading the label,’ says De Castro. Photograph: iStock

There is a rip in the armpit of Orsola de Castro’s jumper. She raises her hand high in the air so I can see it: a slash of pale skin peeks from tomato(...)

Last September the Data Protection Commission made a preliminary ruling that personal data should not be sent by Facebook Ireland, the company’s EU headquarters, to its parent company in the US. Photograph:  Josh Edelson / AFP via Getty

Facebook pressed the Irish Ambassador to the United States to lobby members of Congress on the negative impact a ban on data transfers between the US (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Covid-19 rules were breached by American troops due to an ‘error on the US side’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport on a recent flight breached Irish Covid-19 regulations due to an “error on the US side,” Minister f(...)

Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said people are feeling fear, weariness and uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Covid-19 has left people feeling “uncertainty about the future, weariness with the ongoing restrictions” and fear “with talk of new waves and new vari(...)

“We’ve decided not to open this Sunday for the hurling final” - Crotty’s Inn will stay shut for Sunday’s big match. Photograph: Google Street.

A pub in Co Waterford has decided to keep its doors shut for the All-Ireland hurling final with the “parish’s best interests at heart”. Waterford ta(...)

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