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Tamilore Awonusi: ‘I’m often asked what my first encounter of racism was. The question you must ask is: when did you realise you were being discriminated against? Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For many black people, growing up in Ireland can mean you work so hard to create an identity to suit other people that you start to lose your own (...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

Dr Anne Moore: ‘Hopefully in the future, vaccines will be easy to administer, with a patch or a tablet.’

You work on vaccines that don’t need to be delivered using large needles, I like the sound of that. What are you developing? I am working on delivery(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris during a press conference at the Department of Health in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said there may be a need for “more stringest” checks at Irish airports as crisis teams are being sent into nursin(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan and Prof Philip Nolan: ‘We may have reached a plateau’ but there remains ‘a delicate balance’ between suppression of the disease and the risk of it spiking again. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The number of new cases of Covid-19 has plateaued and should start to fall shortly, according to research provided to the National Public Health Emerg(...)

‘It’s 00.53 am. I am exhausted. My body feels leaden, battered. But my mind, cruelly, is alert and vigilant.’ Photograph: Basak Gurbuz Derman

It’s 12.53am. I am exhausted. My body feels leaden, battered. But my mind, cruelly, is alert and vigilant. I’m scanning the horizon of my consciousnes(...)

Dr Tony Holohan and Prof Philip Nolan: There are now 2,910 cases of coronavirus in the Republic, and there have been a total of 54 deaths. Photograph:Gareth Chaney

Restrictive Government measures are having an “enormous effect” in reducing the number of new cases of coronavirus, according to the academic tasked w(...)

Brian Pennie: ‘I was such a mediocre drug dealer.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Every morning psychology lecturer and author Brian Pennie wakes up very early and does five things: “meditation, affirmation, visualisation, inner chi(...)

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran   in flood water in Athlone, Co  Westmeath. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Job done,” said the Minister for Flood Relief, striding from the swollen waters of the Shannon. “I’m drownded f***in’ wet though.” For a politician(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Jemin Joseph, Monika Kucharczyk, Confidence Onweke, Adelina Hmelevska and Megan Fleming at the climate change conference A Just Transition in Maynooth University on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwell

President Michael D Higgins has said he flies commercially and takes the train to events when possible, in a bid to reduce his carbon footprint. Spea(...)

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