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Dr Teresa  Lambe, associate professor and investigator at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. ‘I love science and working on vaccines, and I am lucky that this means I get to do something constructive in this pandemic.’ Photograph: John Cairns/University of Oxford

You are working on a much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine at Oxford. When did you start on that? Back in early January, I was watching what was happeni(...)

Eyewitnesses saw EU commissioner Phil Hogan using public areas of the K Club

Two eyewitnesses who saw EU commissioner Phil Hogan using public areas of the K Club have expressed surprise that he did not self-isolate for 14 days (...)

Andrew Kiernan: Having a full colectomy was ‘the best thing I’ve ever done. It gave me back my life.’

Andrew Kiernan believes the best way to address any stigma attached to having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is to talk about it openly. “It’s bett(...)

Lisa Howley and her dog Rio achieved the challenge of doing 32,500 steps a day without any injuries.

Many people took to the roads to walk, run or cycle during lockdown. Being able to exercise outdoors – whether within a 2km, 5km and then a 20km and c(...)

Kirsty Spencer with her children outside their hub accommodation, in Drumcondra in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

No Child 2020 is an Irish Times initiative to provide a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues in 2019. Inspired by the Democratic Pro(...)

Rachel Connell (centre), member of the ‘Voices Connect’ group from Mullingar Mental Health Association. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The power of music to soothe the mind and lift the spirits was in evidence at a special event in the National Concert Hall recently when 250 people fr(...)

Leo von Buenau, Maedhbh Ní Chumhaill, Emily Longworth and Kiki Needham with their bikes for the Green-Schools #andshecycles campaign. Photograph: Ste Murray

Why are so few teenage girls cycling to school? This was the question that the An Taisce Green Schools programme managers asked school-going girls rec(...)

Culture Night offers the chance to try some yoga at various venues around the country. Photograph: iStock

We usually associate the annual extravaganza of Culture Night with late-night art gallery and museum openings, spontaneous street music and tours of a(...)

A group from the Irish Elderly Advice Network outside Cassidy’s Hotel in Parnell Square after arriving in Dublin for the Gathering in 2013.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

More than 130 members of the Irish community attended a funeral service in London on Tuesday for an elderly Irishman who died without no mourners(...)

The Green-Veined White butterfly, now  in moderate decline in Ireland. Photograph: Dr Liam Lysaght.

Most people walking alongside the restored pond on the Castletown estate in Co Kildare would barely notice the tiny purple wildflower beneath their fe(...)

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