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Family feasting, hospitality, and mealtimes are among the characteristics identified as having been recorded in every culture known to history and ethnography. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the course of his fascinating 1978 Pulitzer Prize-winning book On Human Nature, the US entomologist and public intellectual Edward O Wilson wrote a(...)

Court Service’s annual report shows that 5,266 court applications were made last year, compared with 4,073 in 2019 and 3,888 in 2018.

The number of divorce applications in the State last year rose by nearly a third in the wake of legislation that cut in half the time required for a s(...)

Willie McGee, retired head of the fraud squad, and Charlie Bird, retired former RTÉ journalist, with The Irish Times newspapers from December 1979 through to February 1980 which contain ads used by the State to communicate with a foot and mouth disease ransom demand at the time. Photograph: Alan Betson

The typed letter that arrived into the offices of the Department of Agriculture on Kildare Street in Dublin, addressed to the minister, was clear and (...)

Sr Viji Dahli is one of the  founding members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate and Collaborators and its mission director in Africa

“That they can have some hope in their lives, that is our biggest ambition,” says Sister Treasa, a native of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India, who works w(...)

Lenny: can play your emotions with a skill that Cambridge Analytica can only dream about

The inclination some humans have for anthropomorphising their household pets is one of those traits that used to make me wonder about the species. Bu(...)

Over a third of Irish businesses have been targeted by fraudsters in the past 12 months, according to a survey by Bank of Ireland

Local authorities in Dublin have been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money by leasing social housing units from the private sector when it would be sig(...)

We admired the steadfast courage of Mary and Joseph, and we were appalled, though maybe a little thrilled too, by the despicable Herod, a killer of children. Photograph: iStock

The street I grew up on in Dublin in the 1960s was one of small terraced homes where most families included a clatter of children. On dark evenings du(...)

Irish Times winners at the News Brands Ireland Journalism Awards 2019 ceremony in the Mansion House. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Irish Times had by far the largest number of entries on the shortlist for the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2020, which was published on Mo(...)

“I’d wonder why I found what I was doing so satisfying. What was the evolutionary purpose of dancing?” Photograph: Getty Images

In my early-to-middle, middle years, I loved to dance. Freeform, slightly inebriated dancing, to popular tunes by such inspired marvels as Talking Hea(...)

The FinCEN files show that the world’s largest banks play a key role in the massive flow of funds out of Russia into the West.

An unprecedented glimpse into the staggering amounts of suspect money that flow through the international banking system is revealed in leaked files f(...)

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