Mother helping daughter with homework. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

The work is flying in via Seesaw, Aladdin or Teams. Live classes are being streamed on Zoom. Teachers are doing their bit. Parents are doing their bi(...)

Ivanka Trump was believed to be a voice of reason around her father. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

In the twilight hours of a reality TV star’s presidency, during the throes of a deadly pandemic, MAGA thugs in combat gear, some waving Confederate fl(...)

Four out of five Irish people saw incomes grow or stay the same in the pandemic. Covid-19 created schisms – between old and young, ill and well, ho(...)

Why do we have such trouble attracting women into roles of positions of authority? Let’s ask Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, due her first baby next year, who currently has no entitlement to maternity leave, why she thinks that might be. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A thousand years ago in May, when I was writing about why I believed it was important for schools to reopen before the summer holidays, I heard from a(...)

 Catherine O’Halloran says she is   so worried about her son Richard’s health, who has been unable to leave China since February 2019. Photograph: Tom Honan

The marks, good and bad, left by the State’s history on one family line are traced through the household of Catherine O’Halloran, near the foothills o(...)

Rebel Wilson: her dramatic weight loss was the subject of an opinion piece by Jennifer O’Connell, at number 19 on the list

Nothing says Christmas quite like the arrival of your year in music from Spotify, announcing perhaps your secret penchant for K-pop that you have had (...)

There will be a lot of empty chairs at Christmas dinner tables this year. Photograph: iStock

So here it is, merry Christmas. Everybody’s having fun, or some paler, safer, rough approximation of “fun”. Are you waiting for the family to arrive? (...)

Karen Whooley teaching sixth-class students at St Audoen’s National School in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Primary, secondary and third-level students around Ireland, and their teachers, look back on their efforts to keep learning in the shadow of Covid-(...)

Fiona Devine, and her daughter Aoibh (born 29 April 2020), at their home in Co Meath. “My last hospital appointments were all on my own. I remember overhearing one poor woman crying in the hallway after getting bad news. I couldn’t even go and sympathise with her,” she said, due to coronavirus restrictions.Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/The Irish Times

the virus Has Changed the course of newborn babies' first hours and days of life Úna Caroline Haran was born the day the World Health (...)

A person walks past the Pfizer Inc headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Even if there was universal public support for Covid-19 vaccines,managing their rollout was already going to be one of the most logistically complex public health operations in history. Photograph:  Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

The Covid-19 vaccine intends to “eliminate large parts of humanity”. It will do this by sterilising all the women who get it, and altering our DNA to (...)

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