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Breda Gahan when she was a staff nurse at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, in 1987

It was not easy being young in the late 1980s and seeing young people die from Aids and HIV, which was a new virus in Ireland at the time. I was a ne(...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

Barry Andrews is congratulated by two of his children, Kate and Hugh, after being selected to contest the European Elections for Fianna Fáil in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Barry Andrews, confirmed as Fianna Fáil’s European Parliament candidate for the Dublin constituency, hails from party royalty. His father, David Andr(...)

Former minister of state Barry Andrews (front, right) has been selected to contest the European Parliament election in Dublin for Fianna Fáil. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil members are frustrated at being associated with the difficulties the Government is experiencing, the party’s candidate for the Dublin Euro(...)

The Rock of Cashel: a potential ‘dark tourism’ site as, according to O’Brien, 600 people were massacred there in 1647

Ireland has numerous “dark tourism” sites which should be promoted by Fáilte Ireland in the same way as the Wild Atlantic Way or Ireland’s Hidden Hear(...)

Mary McKenna, managing director, Tour America on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Mary McKenna recently advertised a sales vacancy in her travel business, Tour America. The notice required candidates to have two years’ experience. “(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

Irish Red Cross: “We can confirm that no monies from restricted funds have been spent for any purpose other than for which they were donated.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Cutbacks to the international arm of the Irish Red Cross due to a funding shortfall could raise questions about the financial management of the charit(...)

Michael Quirke: “it’s very hard to convince ordinary people” to embrace renewable energy “when it took me 12 years to build a windfarm”. Photograph: Larry Cummins

It took Michael Quirk 12 years to build a wind farm on his land in Cloyne, Co Cork, and since 2014 he has been attempting to establish an adjoining s(...)

Steve Bradbury in his art studio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I’ve been pinching myself every day since last Christmas,” says Steve Bradbury, who gave up a career in corporate restructuring last year to concentr(...)

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