Rosita Boland

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Zainab Boladale: Her job as presenter of RTÉ’s Nationwide programme has taken her far and wide around Ireland.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Times is searching for the Best Place to Live in Ireland, and would like you to nominate your favourite. Click here to nominate the place yo(...)

Tim Foley  who lives in Cork city: ‘It is hard to pick yourself up after the restrictions are eased a small bit and bang, everything is closed again.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

'I have found the lockdowns soul-destroying': Five people recount their experience of living alone during the three lockdowns The lifting of res(...)

Sligo-based writer Louise Kennedy, at the old Gibraltar Rocks swimming pool on Gibraltar Road, Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Several times during our phone interview, I have to ask writer Louise Kennedy to repeat herself, such is the speed at which she is talking. Her senten(...)

Liz Maguire: ‘My house is still full of glitter from all the Christmas cards.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Penpals is a word that suggests a specific era in time; decades back in time, when people wrote with pens and posted actual letters. A time before ema(...)

Stephanie Walsh was asked in 1971 if her family would offer a temporary home to a young pregnant girl. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Last week Stephanie Walsh wrote in The Irish Times about how she was asked in 1971 if her family would offer a temporary home to a young pregnant girl(...)

You told us all about the people who have made a big difference to others during this strange and difficult year. Meet the covid heroes of 2020 (...)

Irish Times winners at the News Brands Ireland Journalism Awards 2019 ceremony in the Mansion House. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Irish Times had by far the largest number of entries on the shortlist for the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2020, which was published on Mo(...)

What’s the point of a doll’s house without dolls living in it? Photograph: iStock/Getty

A couple of weeks ago I stayed with friends I had not seen since December. I was their first overnight guest since lockdown. Amid the initial ker(...)

If you are involved in the tourism sector in Ireland, The Irish Times would like to hear from you. Photograph: Cobh Harbour, Co Cork/iStock

Rosita Boland reports this weekend from Co Clare, where some tourism businesses are considering halving prices, and chartering planes to keep their in(...)

Letters to loved ones, friends, colleagues and essential workers on life under lockdown from Vicky Phelan, Joe Schmidt, Maeve Higgins, LYNN RU(...)

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