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Ladies day of the St Leger festival at Doncaster  in September  2019.  Photograph: George Wood/Getty Images

Spectators are to be allowed back on to a British racecourse in a fortnight’s time, ending a six-month barren spell that began in the week after the C(...)

Chilean Yohana Agurto with a jar of her ‘Miel Gibson’ organic honey, at her home in Santiago. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

It was a venture born of desperation. Four months into quarantine, Yohana Agurto, an unemployed teacher in Chile, was scrolling through social media t(...)

Laura Bernal, the Argentine ambassador, who died of Covid-19. Photograph: Argentine embassy

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Séamus Heffernan, seen here after Santiago’s win in the  Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, has received a 22-day suspension for his use of the whip during the French Derby at Chantilly on Sunday. Photograph:   PA Wire

Séamie Heffernan is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a 22-day suspension for his use of the whip in the Prix du Jockey Club a(...)

John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

Neil Cooney (34) and his partner Kath (32) after their arrival at Dublin Airport from Peru. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ten hours into a gruelling bus journey from Tarapoto, a city on the edge of the Amazon in northern Peru, the bus carrying Irish citizens to Lima for a(...)

Adam Grennan visits the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Less than a year ago, Machu Picchu, the Amazonian jungle and the Bolivian salt flats seemed well out of reach for this 60-year-old. However, early ret(...)

 Liz Canavan, assistant secretary to the Department of An Taoiseach, speaks to reporters at  Government Buildings. Photograph: Collins

The grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham has been identified as a site of one of the temporary mortuary facilities that will be set up in the e(...)

Irish holidaymakers and emigrants are trying to get back to Ireland this week as the number of Covid-19 cases rises. Photograph: iStock

As the numbers diagnosed with coronavirus around the world continues to rise, countries are closing their borders. Flights have been cancelled and who(...)

Take a walk at Coucane Barra, and pass the entrance to St Finbarr’s Oratory and  the serene lake shore

Back in 2001, to protect our agriculture industry during the foot-and-mouth crisis, we were banned from visiting the hills, and Irish countryside gene(...)

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