Creche owner Alice Walsh: ‘I suppose every provider in Dublin has phoned me to say that they’ve heard I’m closing and they’re all getting very nervous because a lot of them are also in older buildings.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For 28 years, the children at the Harcourt Creche, off Harcourt Street, in Dublin, have been a familiar sight in the Iveagh Gardens during breaks, car(...)

Joan Hurley (left) with her daughter Jessica

Jessica Hurley (22) from Kill, Co Kildare has turned away people who were not resident in the hotel where she works, but who wanted to book an indoor (...)

Barry Flanagan, owner of the Lock 13 gastropub in Sallins, Co Kildare. Photograph: Grace Donnellan

Barry Flanagan, owner of the Lock 13 gastropub in Sallins, Co Kildare, has already made up his mind about the Government’s plan to let fully vaccinate(...)

 Glounthane in east Cork, where a house  “was finished well but it attracted great interest at least partly as a result of companies telling people that they can now work from home”. File photograph: Google Street View

The changes in the State’s property market became clear to auctioneer James Colbert recently when he handled the sale of a house in Glounthane in east(...)

Mark Fitzpatrick,  co-owner of Old Street Restaurant in Malahide, north Co Dublin: ‘We need to get back indoors to trade’

Unlike others in the restaurant trade, Nicola Curran-Zammit, owner of Two Cooks Restaurant in Sallins, Co Kildare has given up the ghost already on be(...)

Una Redmond was one of the many thousands who received her first AZ jab in The Helix in Dublin City University.

Sixty-four-year-old Limerick man Peter O’Riordan, while out for a walk along the promenade in Salthill, Galway on Tuesday, is one of many over-60s con(...)

Cian McGuire from Naas, Co Kildare: ‘Before the pandemic I had the impression that Ireland didn’t really care about young people at all; the pandemic reinforced that for me.’

For 18-year-old Megan Carey from Sallins, Co Kildare, there is one thing that she wants to be able to do once the Covid-19 pandemic passes – the chanc(...)

Caroline Farrell, with her son, Conor: “My daughter, who is eight, is actually quite a fussy eater,” she says.

Unlike many parents, Caroline Farrell, who lives in Sallins, Co Kildare, never found it hard to get her children to eat well, partly because she prepa(...)