Mary Mallon

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Mary Mallon (1870-1938), known as “Typhoid Mary”, was the first person identified as a carrier of typhoid bacilli in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, typhoid never really went away.

The more things change, the more things stay the same. It’s hard to believe, but typhoid fever is on the rise. It seems it’s the latest bug to develop(...)

Audience participation might horrify some, but at Christmas we call it pantomime. Beauty and the Beast, Everyman Theatre, Cork. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Typhoid Mary Viking Theatre, Clontarf. January 4-20 8pm €15 vikingtheatre.com Most people will be more familiar with Mary Mallon by her nickname. An(...)

Observer Newspapers was in operation for more than 90 years before this week’s decision to cease publication. Photograph: iStock

Regional newspaper publisher Observer Newspapers NI is ceasing publication of all of its titles. Readers were made aware of the company’s decision in (...)