A virtual lantern show marks the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing,  in Hiroshima, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In August 2010, when Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bombs, the movement to rid the world of nu(...)

Students wear plastic face shields at the Nankan Junior High School in Taoyuan City, Taiwan: testing, contact tracing, travel bans, quarantines and masks in public places are Asian defence tools. Photograph: David Chang

As deadly coronavirus swept across Europe over the past three months, other parts of the world had valuable time to gather information on the new dise(...)

Many in the middle classes can work from home, take sick leave, use separate bathrooms and minimise contact with potential carriers.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

With somewhere between 50 and 100 million deaths attributed to it, the Spanish flu that ravaged the world in 1918 was, it was long assumed, an indiscr(...)

Dean Ruxton said the book represented a high point in his historical investigation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two years since his Lost Leads series began running in The Irish Times, Dean Ruxton’s skilled revisiting of some of Ireland’s more macabre historical (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin:  the Department of Foreign Affairs has been silent on his recent re-election. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/Reuters

It’s only eight years since Mary McAleese became the first Irish president to meet a Russian counterpart in the Kremlin, but her visit already belongs(...)

Claire Loftus, the Director of Public Prosecutions

Up until very recently, almost the entire Irish justice and law enforcement structure was headed up by women. Susan Denham, Nóirín O’Sullivan, Máire (...)

Funeral of Donal Barrington pictured at St. Patrick’s Church, Monkstown Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The former Supreme Court judge, Donal Barrington, saw the Constitition as a living, breathing document that respected the human rights of all, his fun(...)

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(...)

 Irish Times journalists won seven awards at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. From left: Patrick Freyne;  Ciara Kenny; Ruadhan Mac Cormaic;  Malachy Clerkin;  Conor Lally; David Labanyi and  Fintan O’Toole, Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Times led the way at the 2017 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards, with journalists from the newspaper winning seven awards, more than any (...)

This year’s awards span 25 categories, ranging from business and politics to showbiz and sport

The Irish Times has received more nominations than any other newspaper in the shortlist for this year’s national Journalism Awards, with more than twi(...)

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