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Mr Justice Peter Kelly: He was just 12 when his father took him to the Four Courts. He was  smitten by the drama and characters. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Mr Justice Peter Kelly retires this week as president of the High Court, the first time the word retiring has been marked against his name in a career(...)

Stephen Byrne, who died from Covid-19 aged 93, with his wife Maura.

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(...)

 To secure a seat on the UN Security Council which has five permanent and 10 temporary members, Ireland needs 129 votes from the 193 members in the secret ballot. File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The Republic has said it will represent small states if elected to the United Nations Security Council and one of the key calling cards in the campaig(...)

Mariana Mazzucato: The pandemic is a wake-up call

This weekend The Irish Times presents a series of articles on remaking Ireland after the pandemic. As part of this, Prof Mariana Mazzucato of the Univ(...)

The Young Reducers made the video to get support for a ban on single-use plastics in their school

Students at Davis College, Mallow, Co Cork, who created a YouTube video on reducing plastic pollution and addressing climate change have won the main (...)

Former Irish president Mary Robinson said the crisis was leading to an ‘opening up of compassion and empathy’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The coronavirus pandemic is going to expose bad governments in a very raw and very cruel way, the former president, Mary Robinson, has said. The per-(...)

Stephen Kenny  with his Ireland under-21 assistants Keith Andrews and  Jim Crawford. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Say what you like about the FAI – and you will, you have – but no sports organisation can rip it up and start again with quite as boldly as Irish foot(...)

An employee works at a photoelectric production line at a factory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections on Tuesday, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that thresho(...)

Boris Johnson launching COP26 at an event in London on February 4th. The conference will no longer take place in Glasgow in November. Photograph:   Chris J Ratcliffe/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Governments, environmental organisations and aid organisations across the world have accepted that the decision to postpone the annual UN climate talk(...)

I am not a Pandemic Superparent. None of us is

What kind of a pandemic parent are you? You can file this with all the other questions you never thought you’d have to ask yourself. Questions like: (...)

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