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  Albert Connaughton, director at Belmont House,   believes public guidance was ‘behind the curve’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

“I will never forget the first morning getting that call that somebody had a temperature and the first call to say a staff member was positive. I pull(...)

Larry Kelly at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan on July 14th. Larry got the virus just as the pandemic hit New York, and his personal catastrophe mirrors the city’s. The worst may be behind him but the wreckage is not. Photograph: Heather Sten/The New York Times

On Saturday, March 28th, Dawn Kelly got the phone call summoning her to the hospital to say goodbye to her husband, Larry. A palliative care social wo(...)

Msgr James Cassin “created unity” and was “a wonderful person in so many ways”, Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell said at his funeral Mass.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

The organisers of the Eid celebration at Croke Park hope 500 people will be allowed attend the event.

Eid celebrations at Croke Park will take place on Friday, July 31st, it has been officially confirmed by the Islamic Centre of Ireland. The date was d(...)

Gardaí will be stopping people from climbin Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday with the pilgrimage cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photgraph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Groups closely involved with organising the annual Reek Sunday climb of Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo have appealed to people to stay away next Sunday for(...)

Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 8th. Photograph: Tony Luong/New York Times

In a stunning reversal of policy, the Trump administration has abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students follo(...)

Mary Mooney and Viola Montgomery, mother of Olen, one of the Scottsboro Boys, photographed together in April 1932. Credit: Labour Defender.

In late February 1932, Mary Mooney, an 84-year-old woman from Mayo, stood on a stage before thousands in New York’s Coliseum theatre. Weary from trave(...)

Police form a human barrier against protesters in downtown Los Angeles. Photograph: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The United States should use the reform process An Garda Síochána has undergone as a template for rebuilding its police forces in the wake of the imp(...)

David Connolly: generous, brilliant and witty

With the death of David Connolly on April 28th at the early age of 37, Ireland has lost a musician and academic of high achievement and even greater p(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin welcomed new guidance issued by the Government’s Cabinet committee regarding safe activity in places of worship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Church donations have plummeted in Dublin during the Covid-19 outbreak, falling by as much as 80 per cent. The Dublin Archdiocese said the n(...)

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