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Prof Matthew Walker: “Regular sleep – seven to eight hours a night – is the best method to maintain brain and body health. We are the only species which deliberately deprives ourselves of sleep.”

Two-thirds of adults in the developed world don’t get the World Health Organisation’s recommended eight hours’ sleep per night, according to Matthew W(...)

Extended hours will be in operation at the Peter McVerry homeless youth café on Berkeley Street.  File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An additional 200 beds are to be made available for rough sleepers in Dublin on Monday evening, The temporary accommodation spaces have been sourced (...)

Irish chef and teacher Frances Wilson, living in Berkeley, California: “It is so awful to think of what the beautiful Napa and Sonoma Valleys will look like for years to come”.

Northern California’s wine country, home to some of the US’s most celebrated wineries, has been devastated by this week’s wildfire outbreaks. At least(...)

Irish connection: Denis O’Sullivan, in whose memory the Feis Ceoil awards a medal each year

In September 1898, the Skibbereen Eagle newspaper ran a famous editorial that declared: “We will still keep our eye on the Emperor of Russia and on al(...)

Ryanair lingered at the lower end of Ireland’s benchmark index on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shares in Europe and the United States rose on Wednesday, but Asian markets fell and gold neared a one -year high on investor concern about tensions o(...)

 South Carolina Rose Ellerslie McCue, Hong Kong Rose Clarissa Langley Coleman, Toronto Rose Colombe Nadeau-O’Shea, Kildare Rose Deirbhle Mulvihill and Fermanagh Rose Stephanie Maguire, in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Standing outside the Rose Hotel in Tralee on Monday afternoon, a confused Dutch tourist asked what all the fuss was about as young women dressed in ba(...)

San Francisco Rose Amanda Donohoe:  “It’s definitely brought huge light to our lives and we are in a better place as a family.” Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The San Francisco Rose, who lost two family members in the Berkeley balcony tragedy, said the Rose of Tralee has been “monumental to the healing proce(...)

Dáithí Ó Sé with Rose of Tralee contestants during a photocall at Malahide Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish summer sputtered towards its traditional denouement on Tuesday as presenter Dáithí Ó Sé descended by helicopter from the heavens for the ann(...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Robert E Lee, the Confederate general, near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Eight years ago, as the nation’s first black president took office, pundits debated whether Barack Obama’s election marked the rise of a “post-racial (...)

Marina Ratner proved her most influential theorem after she turned 50

Marina Ratner, an influential mathematician and Russian-Jewish émigré who defied the notion that the best and the brightest in her field do their fine(...)

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