Sacred Heart of Jesus by Vittorio Bianchini 1797-1880.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks it cannot have escaped your attention that Pope Francis is here, now, on an official v(...)

Nearly half of the traffic to irishtimes.com on Saturday was from outside Ireland, reflecting the international attention on the outcome of the referendum.

The article revealing that Ireland had voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment was read approximately one million times, making it the most-read online s(...)

A cormorant flies over the South Wall as storm Ophelia builds off the East Coast. The story fascinated a public obsessed with meteorological matters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

My late grandma never missed the weather forecast on TV. In fact, she never missed either of the evening weather bulletins – the one after Six O’Clock(...)

In the days before storm Ophelia supermarkets were buoyed by a sales bounce as shoppers battened down the hatches, Kantar Worldpanel has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The imminent arrival of ex Hurricane Ophelia to Ireland last month led to a mini-Christmas sales period among large retail chains with a double-figure(...)

Trees which stood for over 100 years at the Marina in Cork city following Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Storm Ophelia brought the highest gusts ever recorded to parts of Co Cork, according to Met Éireann. A wind speed of 84 knots (155.6 km/h) was regis(...)

Farmers with large herds were particularly worried, as in some cases their cows had not been milked in 24 hours. Photograph: iStock

The avalanche of calls to Sean Cowhig’s mobile phone began late on the Monday Storm Ophelia brought down powerlines and left three people dead across (...)

 Risurrezione at Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Clive Barda

Medea ** Some things are more meaningfully understood for what they are not rather than what they are. Brexit is about a Britain that’s not in the E(...)

Paul And Gary O’Donovan team up again to compete in the men’s championship doubles in Boston, along with their friends and rivals Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is huge sporting occasion, with 11,000 competitors and tens of thousands of spectators. The Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston this Saturday and(...)

The An Post logo. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The French, they owe us. They owe us big. We haven’t forgotten Paris and Thierry Henry and that incident in the penalty box when the footballer’s fam(...)

Cork City Council workers clean up after Storm Ophelia: “The main damage and disruption was caused by trees and telegraph poles bringing down power lines leading to power outages,” says David Spillett of Cork City Fire Brigade. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Cork region’s long experience in dealing with significant weather events stood to it when it came to its preparations for Storm Ophelia. Assistant f(...)

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