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Rory Gallagher died on June 14th, 1995 at the age of 47, as a result of complications following a liver transplant. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Rory Gallagher was a pioneer who paved the way for other Irish musicians as few in the UK could conceive of an Irish rock outfit when he and Taste beg(...)

Acute pneumonia, seen on a cross-section thoracic CT-scan. Photograph: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

What became known as Covid-19, or the coronavirus, started in late 2019 as a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause. The cause of the pneumo(...)

Former Mayo footballer and twice GAA All Star Alan Dillon is standing in the upcoming general election for Fine Gael. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Seamus Mallon was laid to rest on Monday, members of the local GAA club, O’Donovan Rossa Mullaghbrack, provided the guard of honour. The former d(...)

Donal Skehan’s harissa baked eggs

Throw open the doors and cast aside the sea of leftovers. It’s time to escape the Christmas cocoon and welcome in the big wide world. Maybe it’s time (...)

Food Month at The Irish Times begins on Friday and will continue throughout November. To launch the initiative, our Winter Food & Drink (...)

 American literary critic Harold Bloom: those who promote broadening the canon to include more women or post-colonial or LGBT or non-English or non-white writers belong to what he calls a “school of resentment”.  Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Is it in the canon? Concerts this past week made me wonder about music that is and music that isn’t considered part of the so-called classical canon. (...)

Irish apples can hold their own with the best in the world, so buy them in preference to imported varieties. Photograph: iStock

An apple a day ... keeps the doctor away, and might also cut down on visits to the dentist, according to a recent report that suggests the malic acid (...)

Chef, food writer and cookery tutor Gill Meller participating in the judging of the Great Taste Awards in the UK

Irish food producers and retailers have earned a total of 18 three-star ratings, the highest accolade, at the prestigious Great Taste Awards run by th(...)

Wilde at the Westbury is offering rosé wine-tasting flights.

All is rosé in the Westbury Everything is coming up rosé on the terrace at Wilde restaurant at Dublin’s Westbury hotel. One of the prettiest dining s(...)

Valentine’s Day comes with a pretty hefty price tag for most Irish couples

That time is upon us again: the day when everyone is supposed to be in love and told by the media and the markets of the world to express their love b(...)

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