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North Great George’s Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Expanding a proposed co-living scheme in Dublin’s north inner city will “destroy the setting” of historic North Great George’s Street and set a “serio(...)

Screen time: Some of the lecturers on my course stopped teaching completely, uploading PowerPoint presentations or assigning readings instead of organising online lectures.

Covid-19 has affected our entire world, sweeping across class divisions, occupations and all age groups. But I think it is safe to say that we are all(...)

Foxford, County Mayo: Members of the Argentine navy walk in the footsteps of Admiral William Brown who was born in the town in 1777. Photograph: Oliver Murphy

National schoolchildren from Foxford, Co Mayo, will visit an Argentine naval ship as part of celebrations to remember the founder of the country’s nav(...)

In Northern Ireland last year, the PSNI recorded 2,036 sexual offences against under 18s; 472 of these were against children.

In the small playground of St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh the boisterous sound of children playing fills the air. Children in (...)

President Michael D Higgins hosts an event at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday for the Christine Buckley Centre, an organisation set up to assist the victims of clerical and institutional abuse. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Society and those who “stayed silent” also bear responsibility for what took place in industrial schools and other historic institutions, President Mi(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Despite Ireland’s economic recovery and uncertainty over Brexit, Irish people continue to move across the Irish Sea in large numbers. Although the num(...)

Come prepared to Higher Options by compiling a list of questions to ask at the various stands. Photograph: Alan Betson
What do I ask at the stands?

We’ve all done it (especially us journalists): meant to ask someone a particular question and completely forgotten to do so. If you do forget to ask (...)

  George Orwell Photograph: AP

In his memoir Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell mentions an Italian hotel waiter who, he said, had “worked his way up literally from the(...)

The  Maser artwork outside the Project Art Centre is painted over by artistic director Cian O Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The status of the socially conservative Iona Institute has been questioned in correspondence sent to the Charities Regulator, which notes it is listed(...)

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