Toomdeely Lodge, Toomdeely, Askeaton Co Limerick.

“It’s all down to my husband, Peter,” says Ellie Byrne, of their home outside Askeaton in Co Limerick. “We really could not get an architect to listen(...)

An unpublished poem written by republican hunger striker Bobby Sands has emerged. Photograph: PA Wire

The following is an unpublished poem written by republican hunger striker Bobby Sands,while imprisoned in the Maze prison (also known as the H-Blocks (...)

Some of the letters from the H-blocks. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tiny, handwritten letters composed by republican prisoners in the H-Blocks and Armagh women’s prison in the lead-up to the 1981 hunger strikes, have e(...)

Sonas class student Aaron Frewen enjoys the sunken trampoline in the new sensory garden at Anglesboro NS. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene.

While for many children, yard time is their favourite part of the school day, the noise and chaos can be overwhelming for children with autism. That’s(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: Government faces some hard policy choices when it comes to continuing or jettisoning Covid-19 supports.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the most striking features of the pandemic to date has been the lack of business insolvencies. The main business unit of the Irish economy is t(...)

Working and learning remotely during the pandemic has led to  additional stress. Photograph: iStock

Throughout 2020 there was a proliferation of surveys and national media coverage in relation to how Covid-19 has impacted the work-life balance for te(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: “It would be a mistake to continue with protection and forbearance in perpetuity, just as it would be wrong to allow all companies making losses currently to fail”

The governor of the Central Bank of Ireland has warned that many Irish firms will not survive the pandemic, and will no longer be viable once State su(...)

University College Dublin, which has the largest campus residences in the country, recorded 191 unauthorised gatherings in the period. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

More than 300 unauthorised gatherings and parties were recorded on university campus residences in the first semester of the academic year, new figure(...)

‘There is a growing recognition in practice of the importance of the gut-brain axis as a target for maintaining and improving mental health,’ says Prof Gautam Gulati of the University of Limerick. Photograph: iStock

The sigh of contentment after a pleasant meal confirms a link between food and mood, but research in recent years is uncovering the nature of the rela(...)

Prof Claire Gormley

Congratulations, you recently became one of the first women in Ireland to be a full professor in statistics Thank you. My friend and colleague Prof No(...)

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