Palm Skerrett: Her tastes were universal, but her inspiration was rooted in Ireland. Her landscapes of the west of Ireland and her detailed drawings of local characters in Connemara are particularly accomplished.

Palm Skerrett, the well-known artist and art teacher, passed away on November 19th, 2020, aged 84. Born in Dublin on April 5th, 1936, she was drawn t(...)

What’s true, what’s a greenwash, and what’s out and out hogwash?

A whitewash gets a guilty perpetrator off the hook. A greenwash, the environmental equivalent, does the same for a business, at the expense of the pla(...)

Australia demands answers after women taken from Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched. File Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

The Australian government says it is “deeply concerned” at the “offensive, grossly inappropriate treatment” of women passengers on a Qatar Airways fli(...)

Paul Lynch from Ballybough in Dublin moved to France in 1994 where he works for Eurocontrol.

From the shadows of Croke Park to Paris, Paul Lynch combines a career in aviation with supporting and strengthening the Irish community in France. Or(...)

A passenger iat El Part de Llobregat airport in Barcelona. Photograph: Ale Jandro Garcia/EPA

European Union member states approved a list of 15 countries around the world that are deemed safe for travel, agreeing that member states should open(...)

Salaria Kea and John O’Reilly in 1937. Photograph: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

In late 1937 Langston Hughes, who was a poet, journalist and leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, discovered a remarkable love story in a country(...)

Irish Defence Force soldiers  in southern Lebanon. File photograph: Kate Geraghty

Hundreds of Irish soldiers banned by the United Nations from returning home from Lebanon during the coronavirus crisis are to be reunited with their f(...)

Passangers  seen as the ship navigates through the Panama Canal on March 29th (Photograph: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty

A Dutch cruise ship which has a coronavirus outbreak and several Irish citizens on board is expected to dock in Florida in the coming days, the Depart(...)

 A flight departure board shows cancelled fligths to Italy and Germany over  coronavirus. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

We asked readers to submit their travel concerns and questions. Below are a selection of answers, which we will continue to add to. Question: I am bo(...)

Pat Finucane Centre director Paul O’Connor said he had joined the IRA in 1970, aged 15, and had left in 1972.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has defended its funding of the Derry-based human rights organisation the Pat Finucane Centre (PFC(...)

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