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 Joe Duffy’s trundlingly unfunny rhymes make the rapping of Dustin the Turkey sound like Wu-Tang Clan

It is, Joe Duffy observes, 12 months to the day since the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in China. “What a year it’s been,” Duffy says as he (...)

The proportion of the population that says they feel depressed at least some of the time has risen from 13 per cent in 2018 to 33 per cent earlier in the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

People need to devote time to looking after their mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic due to its significant impact on their wellbeing, a leadi(...)

‘Very often the cause of anxiety is fear of the unknown, or of what we think will happen.’

My life has never gone the way I planned. In fact, things have generally turned out better than expected. After leaving school I completed a science d(...)

Portrait of psychiatrist and television personality Anthony Clare, July 1989. Photograph: Richard Farley/Radio Times/Getty

In August 1996, BBC Radio 4 broadcast an interview with Uri Geller, the Israeli magician, psychic and spoon-bending illusionist. Geller had done thous(...)

‘Loneliness and isolation are probably the main issues. We know that families are very important for people with mental health problems.’ Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 doesn’t just make people physically ill. It has also led to higher levels of anxiety and mental illness across Ireland. Combating it is no(...)

We know people with mental illness are less likely to access healthcare and public health advice. But the statistic in this US study are seismic. Photograph: iStock

The novel coronavirus, Sars-CoV-2, has brought us on many unexpected journeys. In narrow medical terms, loss of taste and smell, inflammation of the h(...)

Paul Dempsey being ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/Twitter

The former parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare, Fr Paul Dempsey (49), was ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry in the West of Ireland on Sunday. I(...)

Msgr James Cassin “created unity” and was “a wonderful person in so many ways”, Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell said at his funeral Mass.

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(...)

The head of Ireland’s largest faculty of education has said schools will need to place a greater focus on the emotional health of children when they eventually reopen. Photograph: iStock

School closures have resulted in a sharp drop in demand for therapy and support from children with anxiety and mental health problems, according to pr(...)

Above, Fr Paddy Stanley saying Mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches have invited people to take part in prayers throughout the island on Palm Sunday, 3pm-4pm. They have also paid (...)

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