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Lives Lost: Marie Farrell from Dublin, 1941-2021.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

The National Children’s Hospital: When the famous report is published, look for it in the horror section. Photograph: Alan Betson

“I confirm I am in Leinster House” announced Brendan Howlin, from his office.“It is snowing outside,” he added to further establish his whereabouts, a(...)

It is remarkable that some of the very earliest women to graduate as doctors were the daughters of clergymen. Photograph: iStock

At a time when religion is becoming increasingly marginalised in the education system, might there be collateral damage in terms of loss of achievemen(...)

Stephen Byrne, who died from Covid-19 aged 93, with his wife Maura.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Most of Ireland’s uplands are farmlands and wetlands with “high natural value”.

The hills in winter, flattered by a low sun, offer a special invitation. Up there, the summits vigorously won, the air must be purer, the crystal view(...)

Kathleen Lynn was born on January 28th, 1874, in Mullafarry, near Cong in Co Mayo, the second oldest of three daughters and one son of Robert Lynn, Ch(...)

The Old Schoolhouse, Glenmore, Co Kerry

 Standing in quiet splendour at the end of a remote valley, the Old School House in Glenmore has more than its share of history, drama and bona f(...)

Leitrim Surf Company: one of the nicest ways to explore Leitrim’s tiny but lovely coastline is on stand-up paddle tour

LEINSTER Cycle Wexford’s Euro Velo and the Norman trail Wexford has just launched its 120km section of the EuroVelo 1 route from Rosslare harbour to (...)

A young woman hikes along a hanging bridge near Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica.

My husband is really interested in the tropical forest and wildlife. What destination would you recommend which would give him some experience of t(...)

Paddy O’Leary: ‘I don’t know what motivates people to go up Everest now; climbing over dead bodies, and passing by people who are dying.’ Above, O’Leary in Connemara, with the Twelve Bens in the background. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When you’re out among hills and mountains, you get a different view every time you turn a corner. So it’s appropriate that a newly published history o(...)

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