Ian Robertson

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Chief medical officer with the Department of Health Tony Holohan in Dublin city centre today for a meeting between Coalition party leaders and medical officers at Government Buildings, to discuss a recommendation placing the entire country on Level 5 restrictions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There is a “clear disjunction” between public debate objections to more Covid-19 restrictions and a majority who want stronger measures to suppress th(...)

If you’re wearing a mask and see someone you know, resist the temptation to pull it down to say hello. Illustration: Getty Images

The coronavirus pandemic has made previously benign activities – hugging a friend, having a bout of hayfever, popping into the supermarket for a 32 pa(...)

Pauline Whelan, Gearoid Whelan, Ella Whelan and Brian Whelan of Whelan’s Pub in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. The family pub has been adapted to enable social distancing whenever restrictions due to coronavirus are lifted or eased. Photograph: Alan Place

Gearoid Whelan is up a ladder in his pub in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. He is getting ready for the reopening he still believes might happen in the s(...)

GPO on O’Connell Street: each person’s chance of contracting the virus not only depends on their own behaviour, but on the behaviour of others. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Think movies. Think Superman II or Independence Day. One social psychologist likened the collective spirit that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tried to stir(...)

Marriage-equality referendum: 54% of adults said they felt pride in the result; 46% felt neutral or had no pride in it. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

Interior shot of a self-driving Lexus car.

The coming of the robot car has been screamed loud from every headline and tech blog for the past decade, but increasingly car makers are being more c(...)

Ukip and pro-Brexit supporters in London, Britain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

All versions of Brexit will leave the UK poorer. So said UK chancellor Philip Hammond as he attempted to sell what Theresa May sees as the least painf(...)

Olga Kennedy holds a photograph of her late son Oisín: “It’s wrong that when a 12-year-old cancer patient’s right to confidentiality is ignored, the most you can expect is ‘sorry’.” Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

It was one week before Christmas when Olga Kennedy and her young son made the short drive from their town on the coast of Co Mayo to the local public (...)

The letter from the groups to Theresa May follows warnings from aerospace giant Airbus and car maker BMW that time is short before they need to implement contingency plans. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The UK’s five main business lobby groups told Theresa May they’re “deeply concerned” that time is running out for a Brexit deal that protects hundreds(...)

Prof Ian Robertson and Jennifer O’Connell in ‘Stressed’

At a certain point in the first part of her two-part documentary on stress, Irish Times columnist Jennifer O’Connell meets a man in gloves in the midd(...)

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