The Garda Public Order Unit go through Temple Bar as pubs in that area of Dublin close in ‘interest of public health’ on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Medics have reacted with alarm at images of people gathering in packed Dublin pubs and flouting the Government’s “social distancing” guidelines introd(...)

A Lancet study says  coronavirus “poses great strain on critical-care resources in hospitals, especially if they are not adequately staffed or resourced”. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will struggle to deal with even a small number of severely ill patients should coronavirus cases occur here, a senior doctor has warned. Ther(...)

Two passengers wear protective masks as they travel on a train from Rome to Milan in  Italy.  Photograph:  Marco Di Lauro/ Getty Images

The coronavirus epidemic has continued its global spread, with Latin America and Pakistan recording their first cases and the World Health Organisatio(...)

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer stemming from a white blood cell called a plasma cell. Photograph: NUI Galway

Scientists working at Galway’s university have described as “very promising” trials of a new treatment for people newly diagnosed with a serious blood(...)

An Indian girl looks at a painting depicting the  Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary pf the atrocity on April 13th, 1919. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

After a long and tempestuous life in the service of British imperialism, Sir Michael O’Dwyer had got used to a quiet life. He endured years of recrim(...)

More than 2,000 people attended the Nagar Kirtan Procession around Sandymount in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the happiest men among the estimated 2,000 people taking part in the Sikh parade at Dublin’s Sandymount area on Sunday was Ravinder Singh. In(...)

Sir Michael O’Dwyer: key figure in the Amritsar massacre of 100 years ago was not the usual picture of a colonial overlord

By way of explaining an event for which he became infamous, an article in the latest London Review of Books refers to a man as having been brought up (...)

January 18th: The Paris Peace Conference opens. The tone is set early. French president Raymond Poincare declares: “You are assembled to repair the ev(...)

Mincon is aiming to achieve up to three times existing drilling speeds using the new hydraulic hammer system

Irish engineering company Mincon Group PLC has started using a new drilling system which it claims is a potential “game changer” for the mining indust(...)

Former UK prime minister Sir John Major is pictured speaking at event in Duiblin’s Westin Hotel to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Downing Street Declaration. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Former British prime minister John Major has called for Brexit to be halted to create time to find a way through the United Kingdom’s political crisis(...)

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