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Covid cartoons: 2020s’ Sisyphus, from Vecer, in Slovenia. Cartoonist: Ciril Horjak

On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared coronavirus a global pandemic. In the year since then news cartoonists the world over(...)

In short, humour is a safety valve – and no matter how bad things get, let us hope that we never lose our capacity to laugh at whatever life throws at us. Photograph: iStock

The book of Ecclesiastes tells us there is “a time to weep, and a time to laugh”. The strict dichotomy between weeping and laughter that this implies (...)

  In December 1914, Kapp & Peterson dispatched ‘25,000 pipes’ from its factory in St Stephen’s Green to soldiers overseas

Reading Edmund Blunden’s classic memoir Undertones of War a while ago, I was intrigued by the mention of one of his colleagues, a fellow officer in th(...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

Since his inauguration on January 20th, US President Donald Trump has dominated the global news agenda like no other person on the planet. His first t(...)

One of Alan Counihan’s styrofoam headstones. Photograph: Matthew Gidney

The antidote to all that is elitist and contrived about contemporary art is to be found in the sleepy, bypassed town of Askeaton over the next 10 day(...)

Sean O’Rourke, Mary Curtin, Francis C Carty and Colm Boland who were awarded recipients of Life Time Membership of the NUJ at a ceremony in the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

RTÉ broadcaster Seán O’Rourke has requested that, when the time comes, he is buried with a copy of the Connacht Tribune newspaper. Reflecting on his g(...)

Graham Norton in Bantry. Photograph: Darragh Kane

  1 Stories come from the strangest places What inspires Danielle McLaughlin to write a short story? A character? A situation? At a fr(...)

 Members of the G-JINX Twister aerobatic display team perform  to a huge crowd  during the Bray Air Display last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bray Summerfest this weekend features the annual free air display on Sunday at 2pm. Other events playing out over Saturday and Sunday include the Summ(...)

The Gown, Queen’s University Belfast’s independent student newspaper, is celebrating 60 years of publication by developing some of its “most striking”(...)

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