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Chief executive of the HSE Paul Reid tweeted about the marginal reduction on Covid-19 positivity rates. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has said a decline in the positivity rate of those infected by Covid-19 gives hope for the future. In the last seven d(...)

People line the streets as the funeral cortege of Jack Charlton passes through his hometown of Ashington in Northumberland. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

There was, recalled Emma Wilkinson, only one living creature who ever “got the better” of her grandfather Jack Charlton, and that was his dog Sally. E(...)

Frankie Benson was a major radio personality in the Irish community for over 40 years

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 absence of neighbours and extended family at current funerals is bridged by the prayers we have offered together.

As a priest in a rural parish in Co Mayo I have had five funerals in recent weeks. They were like nothing I had ever anticipated. They first took me t(...)

We have got used to much strangeness over the past two months. More peculiar things have come our way than the Facebook release (look for “DannyBoy th(...)

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Chugainn Arís

Táthar chugainn arís. An cleas is déanaí le stoitheadh siar as a bhfuil bainte amach mar stát neamhspleách. An tAmhrán Náisiúnta a mhalartú ar rud éig(...)

Phil Coulter and a wall of gold records in 1984. Photograph: Tim Roney/Radio Times/Getty

THE EUROVISION WINNER, ‘ANTHEM’ WRITER AND HITMAKER LOOKS BACK ON HIS DERRY CHILDHOOD, OFTEN TRAGIC FAMILY LIFE AND MANY ADVENTURES IN THE MUSIC WO(...)

Leinster’s Rocky Elsom bursts through the Leicester  defence during the 19-16 win in the 2009 Heineken Cup final. Photograph: Getty Images

Rocky Elsom’s biographer wastes no time entering the realm of hagiography. “Rocky is like a modern day renaissance man, a Leonardo da Vinci in studs,(...)

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert: “I’m just like Santa - a big, jolly fat man”

On Christmas Day last year, Aidan Moffat sat down with his 10-year-old son and told him the truth about Santa Claus. “It’s a very emotional day for c(...)

  In December 1914, Kapp & Peterson dispatched ‘25,000 pipes’ from its factory in St Stephen’s Green to soldiers overseas

Reading Edmund Blunden’s classic memoir Undertones of War a while ago, I was intrigued by the mention of one of his colleagues, a fellow officer in th(...)

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