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Patrick Noonan: after he lost his job in a tech company he decided to run for election as an Independent candidate. He is using his campaign to highlight the looming threat of job automation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Topanga Bird grew up in Chicago, as the daughter of Irish immigrants. Two years ago, she moved to Ireland and put down roots in Dundalk. After spendin(...)

Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)

Experts caution against offering patients with cancer unrealistic advice and pie-in-the-sky predictions.

Do you know what to say or what to do when a friend, relative or acquaintance has cancer? Chances are, like many of the people who interacted with Ly(...)

U Dhammaloka dressed in the traditional attire of a Burmese monk in 1902. Photograph: The Buddhist Society

The first Irish people to set foot in what is now Argentina were two cabin boys from Galway, William and John,  who were brothers but their surna(...)

Intermittent fasting diets: Skipping breakfast and morning snacks and  eating between 12pm and 8pm seems to be a popular choice. Photograph: iStock

Have you enjoyed the festivities so far? Hopefully, a soupçon of hedonism hasn’t gone amiss, with more to come on New Year’s Eve. January i(...)

Karen Underwood said she was angry about the request and that it would not have been asked of a heterosexual married couple

Irish Rail has apologised to a married lesbian couple after they were asked for proof of their marriage or civil partnership to buy tickets. Mary McN(...)

Aer Lingus also operates a daily non-stop service to San Francisco

United Airlines has announced a new year-round daily non-stop service between Dublin and San Francisco. The new route, which will commence in early J(...)

Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan Criminal Court, using a walker, following a hearing on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

A $25 million (€22.5 million) settlement to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s b(...)

‘We’d be surrounded by death every week,’ says funeral director David McGowan. ‘It’s normal’

Blessed with a naturally sympathetic face, and a soft, consoling, baritone voice, David McGowan makes for an effortlessly reassuring figure. That’s j(...)

Doireann Markham from Ballinlough, Co Roscommon now lives in Chicago. ‘Get thee to Firecakes Donuts for the sugar bump to beat that afternoon slump’
Welcome to my place . . . Chicago
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  • December 8, 2019, 06:01

Doireann Markham is from Ballinlough, Co Roscommon. After graduating from UCD, she went to Chicago on the J1 work and travel visa, to experience life (...)

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