The Irish Arts Center’s programme director Rachael Gilkey, executive director Aiden Connolly  and vice-chair Pauline Turley. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/New York Times

New York, New York . . . If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere – or so they like to say. Celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, New (...)

Ennis, Co Clare: winner of the 2021 Supervalu National Tidy Towns awards.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ennis in Co Clare has been named the winner of the 2021 Supervalu National Tidy Towns awards. The competition returned this year, after it was cance(...)

Cormac McCarthy as CEO of Ulster Bank in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Cormac McCarthy, the former chief executive of Ulster Bank and one-time finance chief of bookmaker Paddy Power, has died suddenly. He was 58. An acc(...)

Michael Palin will be appearing in a virtual pub chat. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

A Night in with Robert Webb Thursday, April 29th, 6.30pm, £8-£15, Comedian and author Robert Webb. File photograph: (...)

Ulster Bank would bankroll some of the country’s largest developers, including Sean Dunne, and launch the State’s first 100 per cent mortgages

Established in 1836 as a conservative lender by a group of Belfast merchants, Ulster Bank’s linen trade customers continued to thrive even as the isla(...)

Tribes of Europa lands on Netflix on February 19th

There was a mixed reaction this week to the news that UK health secretary Matt Hancock had looked towards a movie starring his namesake Matt Damon for(...)

Research published in the journal Respirology shows treatment with tocilizumab may deliver a favourable outcome in seriously-ill Covid-19 patients. Photograph:  Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The potential of a commonly-used arthritis drug in treating seriously-ill Covid-19 patients, especially in avoiding the need for mechanical ventilatio(...)

“The tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone might need a slight rebrand for the post-coronavirus era, although I’m sure locals will think of something.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Apart from its role in the ballad of Little Musgrave (Diary, May 27th), apparently, Barnard Castle is also infamous as a slang term arising from an ev(...)

Welcome to The Irish Times book quiz. You can put your knowledge of all things literary to the test by attempting these 10 questions, compiled by Frey(...)

CJ Stander in action against England’s George Ford during the Six Nations game at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Strange days. The best-case scenario has rugby returning before summer as panic is eventually replaced by relief and even a little joy. In the likely (...)

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