A protest in Waterford in 2016 seeking a second cath lab for University Hospital Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

John Doherty’s pains started last December 14th. Unfortunately for him, it was a Saturday morning. In Waterford, it matters which day of the week you (...)

Pat ‘the Lawnmower Man’ at Kearney’s on Convent Street in Tallow. ‘Give somebody a majority for five years and let them get on with it.’ Photograph: Mary Browne

“Rural Ireland is closed,” says Pat “The Lawnmower Man” from Tallow in west Waterford. He won’t give his last name – everyone knows him as The Lawnmo(...)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: royal family split. Photograph:Facundo Arrizabalga/EPA

The gong for best front page on Megxit – the “bombshell” news of Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down as senior royals, curtail the time they spen(...)

 Marian Finucane’s husband, John Clarke (centre), as her remains  are taken from church after funeral mass at St Brigid’s Church, Kill, Co Kildare. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

On the mass booklet, she was Marian Finucane Clarke, but to those who had known and loved her – in real life, or through the airwaves – she was simply(...)

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23rd, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Columnist Jennifer O’Connell’s comment piece about Greta Thunberg is the most read Irish Times article of 2019 and the most read in the history of the(...)

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The Christmas onesies are warming on a radiator, the camp bed has been freed from the attic, and the chestnuts are not roasting on an open fire becaus(...)

At Our Lady’s Hospice the emphasis is on caring for the whole patient, not just treating the illness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Mike is propped up on pillows in his bed in Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross in Dublin, listening to news coverage of the UK election on his phone(...)

Methodist Central Hall polling station opens in London, as voters go to the polls in today’s general election. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

It’s Election Day. After a five-week campaign that saw Boris Johnson accused of wholesale dishonesty and callousness towards the victims of Conservati(...)

A St George’s Cross flag flies on a market stall in Newcastle-under-Lyme, a Labour seat for nearly 100 years. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

“If enough people vote tactically in just nine or 10 constituencies, it could deny Boris his majority,” says Lockie Shoebridge, secretary of the Young(...)

Instead of a reception desk with a bank of smiling staff waiting to murmur sweet nothings about wifi codes and breakfast being served until 10am, there’s a bank of iPads

I’ve seen the future in a hotel lobby in the British West Midlands. I am here, having stumbled out of bed at 2.30am, driven two hours to make a 6.30a(...)

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