Mamo McDonald

The feminist and women’s rights campaigner Mamo McDonald has died. Ms McDonald, who once said she had not set out to be a feminist, rather “it was l(...)

Mary Kate O’Donohoe (1953-2020)

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 (...)

Samara Ward, winner of last year’s National Brown Bread Baking Competition.

Forget sourdough. Bake a loaf of traditional brown bread instead and it could win you a cash prize of at least €15,000. The annual National Brown Bre(...)

Francie and Kathleen Marry on their wedding day.  Family members say they looked like Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

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(...)

Lemon and thyme lemon drizzle cake. Photograph: iStock

This cake is so easy, my kids can make it, and in fact they do make it. The first week into lockdown, it was my brother-in-law’s birthday and this was(...)

Josephine McNeill: the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. Photograph: Courtesy of UCD Archives

Josephine McNeill was the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. She took up her post in The Hague 70 years ago in January 1950 and served i(...)

 Emma Ferguson  and son Paddy  after winning  the National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the 2018 National Ploughing Championships.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Bread-baking enthusiasts, assemble! The search is on for the best home-baked brown bread in Ireland. Details of this year’s National Brown Bread Baki(...)

Clair Tierney, Áine Ní Fhaoláin and Katie McManus, play specialists at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

When adults become acutely ill, healthcare professionals and family alike focus on their specific medical needs in the belief that the treatment regim(...)

Queens University Belfast historian, Professor Liam Kennedy said he had  ‘little doubt that mothers who had miscarriages or still-births suffered mental anguish as a result of the death of an unbaptised foetus or still-birth’. File photograph: Alan Betson

A new study from Queen’s University, Belfast has found that belief in limbo – a place for unbaptised babies – has declined throughout the decades in I(...)

Here's one I made earlier ... Emma Ferguson with three-week-old son Paddy and her winning loaf

Emma Ferguson, a mother of three from Rathmolyon, Co Meath, is the winner of the National Brown Bread Baking Competition. Her loaf will go on sale in (...)

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