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Carmel Breathnach with her Dad: ‘I believed I belonged in America. But I also belonged with Dad, the person who loved me unfailingly.’

Huddled together on the beige couch, my 85-year-old father and I sat with the Irish Edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter agu(...)

Brendan Humphreys and his son Kolia in Helsinki

Working Abroad Q&A: Brendan Humphreys,  originally from Coolock in Dublin,  now lives in Helsinki, where he is a researcher and lecturer(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson tackles  Josh Helps of Scarlets during the Heineken Champions Cup match at the Kingspan stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s secondrow options had rarely looked so competitive as of late, but no sooner has this scenario come to pass than Iain Henderson has been rul(...)

Aine Costigan lives in Halba, Lebanon, where she works as a programme director with Concern Worldwide.

This week Irish Times Abroad meets Aine Costigan, originally from Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, who works as a programme director with Concern Wo(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best has been ruled out of the tour of Australia later this month. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Captain Rory Best will miss Ireland’s tour to Australia with a hamstring injury. Munster’s Niall Scannell will replace the British and Irish Lions ho(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Trimble sustained a hand injury during Ulster’s Pro12 victory over Benetton Treviso on Friday. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt must do without Andrew Trimble and Ultan Dillane for Friday night’s Six Nations Championship match against Wales at the Prin(...)

Is it going to snow? Maybe, but not that much. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Snow and sleet may be on the way for parts of Ireland and a weather warning has been issued for heavy rain. The time has finally arrived to take out(...)

Cyrus Christie: “Gutted to be out for a minimum of three months. Will see the surgeon to check there is no more damage and get a return date.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie is set to be sidelined for at least three months after suffering a suspected fracture in his right foot. (...)

“I’ve begun to miss Ireland. Started to think that by next year, I’ll be ready to return.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dear Ireland, My last boyfriend and I called each other “Home”, though he never knew that I wasn’t fully committed to the idea. When we met two y(...)

James Taplin: ‘I just want to live back in Ireland. I want my children to grow up in the country they were born in, and I want us to be happy.’

So the election is over and in Ireland the squabbling over who will fill the last few Dáil seats is in full swing. After I was made redundant in 20(...)

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