Rosita Boland

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Stephanie Walsh was asked in 1971 if her family would offer a temporary home to a young pregnant girl. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Last week Stephanie Walsh wrote in The Irish Times about how she was asked in 1971 if her family would offer a temporary home to a young pregnant girl(...)

You told us all about the people who have made a big difference to others during this strange and difficult year. Meet the covid heroes of 2020 (...)

Irish Times winners at the News Brands Ireland Journalism Awards 2019 ceremony in the Mansion House. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Irish Times had by far the largest number of entries on the shortlist for the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2020, which was published on Mo(...)

What’s the point of a doll’s house without dolls living in it? Photograph: iStock/Getty

A couple of weeks ago I stayed with friends I had not seen since December. I was their first overnight guest since lockdown. Amid the initial ker(...)

If you are involved in the tourism sector in Ireland, The Irish Times would like to hear from you. Photograph: Cobh Harbour, Co Cork/iStock

Rosita Boland reports this weekend from Co Clare, where some tourism businesses are considering halving prices, and chartering planes to keep their in(...)

Letters to loved ones, friends, colleagues and essential workers on life under lockdown from Vicky Phelan, Joe Schmidt, Maeve Higgins, LYNN RU(...)

The Department of Justice and Equality signed a three-month contract with the owner of the Achill Head Hotel for the use of the premises for emergency direct provision accommodation. Photograph: Conor McKeown

The Government is paying up to €350,000 for accommodation for 38 asylum seekers in a hotel in Achill, Co Mayo, even though none of them have taken up (...)

Maria Symonds-Gooding: a green-painted wooden crane for pots and kettles to be heated over an open fire came from the house of Peig Sayers.

There is an important piece of social history in a stone cottage near Dunquin in west Kerry; a cottage that appears modest in size on first entering, (...)

Mrs Krantz of Minneapolis beams at her apple pie baking in the oven in 1951.

Vintage lifestyle magazines are marvellous pieces of social history. They reflect the aspirational fashions and trends of the time. The ads in particu(...)

 Bridie Higgins and Barbara Carroll  in the garden at Greenpark Nursing Home in  Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Why do nursing homes have such bad press? “I keep asking myself that question,”  says Cora McNamara, who established the Greenpark Nursing Home i(...)

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