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Tourists in Dublin: Covid-19 has caused a fear of other people, as ‘outsiders are all seen as potential carrier of illness and death’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the more depressing outcomes of the Covid-19 crisis is that it has spurred resurgence in the fear of outsiders. For a nation like Ireland that (...)

Dalata Hotel Group co-founder and outgoing chief executive Pat McCann: ‘Our teams are itching to get back.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dalata, Ireland’s biggest hotel chain, says it is planning a marketing campaign to try to tempt domestic holidaymakers to visit Dublin this summer, as(...)

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor of the County of Cork  in Youghal. Photograph: John Hennessy/Provision

The inclusion of Youghal in east Cork by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys in a list of towns for regeneration funding ha(...)

The fierce debate raging about the future of the Poolbeg chimneys makes the relative silence about the toxic waste swirling beneath all the more startling. Photograph: iStock

The attitude of Dubliners to the Poolbeg chimneys has always puzzled me. The 1970s industrial behemoths are regarded with a fiercely defensive, roman(...)

The woman told the court injuries from a previous road incident were reactivated. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) can deliver knock-out punches even in low-impact collisions with smaller cars such as three and five-door hatchbacks, a(...)

Prof Mike Weed from the University of Canterbury, who studied 27,000 Covid-19 cases, says outdoor gatherings are safe if accompanied by proper risk management. File photograph: iStock

Just one confirmed case of Covid-19 in every thousand is traced to outdoor transmission, new figures reveal. Of the 232,164 cases of Covid-19 record(...)

The Connor Pass in Dingle, Co Kerry, is a popular spot for tourists.

Tourism transport operators such as car rental companies, chauffeur and limousine businesses and escorted tour providers will be eligible to apply for(...)

Seating on Blackrock main street in Dublin last September. We all understand that there is an official desire to reduce public movement of any kind, but at some stage scientific optimality has to give way to common sense

We have already been warned by public health officials. It will have to be an “outdoors summer” this year in Ireland. For that we need to quickly bui(...)

Eoghan Nolan at home in Bray, Co Wicklow in 2011, when he featured in an Irish Times article on the merits and demerits of  Kindles and hardcopy books. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Eoghan Nolan, advertising copywriter, creative director and a lynchpin of Ireland’s creative community, has died aged 63. In a long career in the cre(...)

Fear of new Covid-19 strains may have swung the public mood against travel, but that will swing back again as we – eventually – get vaccinated. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Governments in the Republic and United Kingdom this week announced plans for reopening as vaccines ease – and hopefully end – the Covid-19 crisis. The(...)

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