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Insomnia rates have soared during successive lockdowns over the course the pandemic. Photograph: iStock

How did you sleep last night? Insomnia rates have soared during successive lockdowns: anyone would think facing a constant existential threat isn’t th(...)

Former taoiseach  Enda Kenny (R) drops his files before posing for the media with German chancellor Angela Merkel  in Berlin, November 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

In the weeks after June 2016’s Brexit vote, then-taoiseach Enda Kenny travelled to Berlin to meet with chancellor Angela Merkel. When they sat down on(...)

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The invitation arrived with no time to spare. “Hi friends and family, We are trying to set a speed record for wedding planning.” Just two days later, (...)

“The Jacks” has fallen out of fashion to describe the Dublin men’s GAA team, even as their female counterparts have been reviving it, with a twist. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Along with the Mansion House Round Room itself, discussed here yesterday, the royal visit of 1821 may have bequeathed Dublin a small linguistic legacy(...)

  Ireland’s Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty  pose with their bronze medals after the Women’s Four final   in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

They were more or less 200 metres from the finishing line when suddenly those fateful words from Aifric Keogh started racing around in my head. God kn(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. US futures drifted and stocks were mixed as investors weighed earnings from technology heavyweights. Treasuries fell ahead of the Fed’s rate decision. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks resumed their climb on Wednesday as encouraging earnings reports from British bank Barclays and luxury group Kering helped investors (...)

Founder and chief executive Ken Cahill: sources suggest Amwell is paying in excess of $250 million for SilverCloud Health.

SilverCloud Health, an Irish tech company that provides online mental health programmes, has been acquired along with another company in a combined de(...)

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European stocks gained on Wednesday as encouraging earnings reports from British bank Barclays and luxury group Kering helped investors look past worr(...)

Boris Johnson bumps elbows with Angela Merkel. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA/Bloomberg

When Angela Merkel made her farewell visit to Britain this month, Boris Johnson pulled out all the stops in the diplomatic organ, laying on a visit to(...)

The 66-year-old man pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault against each of the two boys on dates between December 1st, 1988, and May 31st, 1989, at a location in Co Wicklow as well as seven charges of child cruelty on each of his alleged victims.

A man has claimed he and his twin brother were treated “like sexual pawns” by their stepfather who repeatedly sexually abused and beat them as well as(...)

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