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Richard Bruton: Dishy Dickie gets the Washboard of the Season award

We begin with a very happy birthday to Micheál Martin who is 60 today. What’s the star sign for August 1st? The Taoiseach is a Leo. Oh. Sure never (...)

These days we often don’t welcome ageing with gratitude or open arms, but I wonder if all that will change after our Covid-19 experiences? Photograph: Rob Wilson jnr

Is there ever a good time to get old? If there is, this probably isn’t it. Coronavirus hits indiscriminately – they say – but it hits the elderly har(...)

George Callis with his grandson Zach

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

I have been increasingly fielding commentary and questions about marriage.  Illustration: iStock

“We’re not married.” She volunteers this information through a face that has arranged itself into a sort of pre-emptive apology; a grimace declaring t(...)

At a  celebration of Richard Lewis’s  life at Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Cemetery. From left,  Eileen Pearson, Mariad Whisker and Mary O’Carroll. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Members of Dublin’s fashion world turned out in force on Monday for the funeral in the Victorian Chapel in Mount Jerome of veteran designer Richard Le(...)

US singer Neil Diamond performs at the Glastonbury Festival in 2008. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

US singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, one of pop music’s all-time best-selling artists, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and plans to retire f(...)

Christmas came early for Ryan Tubridy  when the RTÉ presenter got to talk to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, the creator of the fictional presidential TV drama The West Wing. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

It’s a sure sign that the seasonal good cheer has reached critical levels when even as jovial a soul as Shay Byrne sounds jaded by it all. As he intro(...)

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly: If you’d told me, when I was, like, 16, that I’d end up literally working for a living, I would have asked you, well, what was the point of playing rugby in the first place? Illustration: Alan Clarke

If you’d told me, when I was, like, 16 years old, that one day I’d end up literally working for a living, I would have asked you, well, what was the p(...)

Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero scores his side’s second goal during the  Champions League match against Feyenoord  in Rotterdam. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Feyenoord 0 Manchester City 4 This was a handsome victory for a Manchester City side given scant resistance from Feyenoord. Pep Guardiola’s team will(...)

Robbie Williams performs on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017. Photograph:  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

“Ireland! Am I still your son?” For the last 20 years as a solo act, Robbie Williams’ love affair with Ireland has been no secret, and for 50,000 peo(...)

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