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 John Joyce of Foxford, Co Mayo, is terminally ill with cancer and receiving palliative care: “I thought ‘Okay, I’m dead’. I thought I was gone.” Photograph: Keith Heneghan

John Joyce has lived with dying for more than a decade, since he was first diagnosed with cancer. Today, he is quietly helping to train nursing staff (...)

Performer Josephine Baker circa 1925: Baker became famous for singing J’ai Deux Amours, about her love for both the US and France. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Josephine Baker was born to an unwed African-American maid in St Louis, Missouri in 1906. As a child, she stole to help her family. On Tuesday next sh(...)

Dr Junying Liu, Prof Helen Sheridan, Dr Shipra Nagar and Dr Gaia Scalabrino.

Research into natural products is on the rise again as scientists in Ireland become 21st-century “medicine hunters” searching for ingredients for dru(...)

Imagine a journey that begins at station Simone Veil and where you reach your destination at station Hannah Arendt. Along the way you pass station Mar(...)

The Causeway Coastal Path stretches 52 exhilarating kilometres from Ballycastle to Portstewart.

It is shaping up to be another year for staycationing. Despite tantalising glimpses of the sunny uplands promised by Covid vaccines, many will not fee(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  elbow bumps after handing over a Welcome to French Citizenship booklet to a new French citizen during a ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the republic at the Pantheon in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Julien De Rosa/AFP/Getty

“On this anniversary day, it is not so much joy which dominates as lucid gravity,” French president Emmanuel Macron said when he celebrated the 150th (...)

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself

The pulling forward of the Oscars has caused confusion for Irish folk who structure their calendars around the world of film. Doesn’t the event usuall(...)

Albert Einstein. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

About one year ago a Twitter post dismissed something I wrote as a “typical contribution from an old white man”. This got me pondering the “dead white(...)

Prof Didier Queloz of Cambridge University at a press conference in London after he jointly won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for wo(...)

Great experiments: Prof Luke O’Neill  with Elisa Mac Gabhann (11), Sennan  (8)  and Cillian Cummins (10) at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. Photograph: Tom Honan

Trinity College Dublin biochemist Luke O’Neill has, with the help of illustrator Linda Fährlin, produced an excellent new book for children, The Great(...)

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