John Kelly

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Leaving Cert student  Kevin Holland who is sitting his exams at Castlecomer Community School in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Laura Hutton.

First, I want to thank the warm and sunny weather of the past week for making it tough to study. I wish I could scoop up the books and head outside, b(...)

An initiative using redundant parts of the TV spectrum could be the key to providing broadband for the hard to reach places.

An initiative using redundant parts of the TV spectrum could be the key to providing broadband for the hard to reach places, Microsoft has said. The(...)

In the 1940s, Bill Stapleton started the first Irish traditional label, the Irish Recording Company. Photograph: Getty

‘Apart from his family and a few surviving acquaintances, very few people seem to know about Bill Stapleton’s Irish Recording Company from the late 19(...)

 US president Joe Biden has spoken several times about his lifelong experience with stammering. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP

It’s okay to stammer is the central message of a new international movement of people who want us all to accept and embrace stammering, not as a speec(...)

Phil Lynott. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Even those of us who lived through Phil Lynott’s high period have trouble believing such a man ever existed. Internationally acknowledged Irish rock s(...)

A Bus Éireann coach pulls into Cashel on the Dublin-Cork route. Photograph:  John D Kelly

News that Bus Éireann is to end its Dublin to Cork Expressway service was greeted with shock and dismay on Tuesday by people in Cashel, one of seven s(...)

Phil Healy winning the women’s 200m final at the national track & field championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The problem with being Ireland’s fastest woman is that every time you race against Irish opposition you are expected to win. It’s not easy, and Phil H(...)

Singer Mary Coughlan at home in Wicklow for magazine feature. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The singer spent years ‘in deep sadness and a lot of anger’ but honesty, openness and music got her through On Mary Coughlan’s kitchen table the(...)

Psilocybin, the active agreement in magic mushrooms,  is an illegal drug and its use in the Irish study is heavily regulated by the Health Products Regulatory Authority.

A group of people in the Dublin area are undergoing trials involving the ingestion of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, to assess (...)

 John (Jack) Kelly ‘always had a story to tell, and a joke to share. He was able to take the slaggings as good as he could give them’.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

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