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Bernard and Megan Callaghan at Dublin airport. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

It was oh, so quiet at Dublin airport on Sunday morning, as the rain lashed, the wind blew, and the 5am flight from Boston landed early at 4.41 am. A(...)

“My car and I will appear at the appointed hour at our local testing centre, where I will book in, hand over the sanitised keys, and then retreat to a nearby chapel and pray.” Photograph: David Sleator

I realise there are many serious issues we need to worry about right now. All the same, I have my own concerns. For instance, I’m starting to show the(...)

The new BMJ study found 91 per cent of the retail workers who tested positive for Covid-19 had customer-facing roles, such as cashiers or floor staff. Photograph: iStock

Retail workers serving customers are five times more likely to test positive for Covid-19 than their colleagues who do not interact with the public, a(...)

Former president Mary McAleese. Her new memoir, Here’s The Story, details her extraordinary life and career. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The former president on criticising the church, building bridges, life during lockdown – and her new memoir Mary McAleese’s apartment in the Dub(...)

Spectacular view of Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo. Many politicians are heading for the Wild Atlantic Way during their time off. Photograph: iStock

Flare-ups between politicians in the final hours before Dáil Éireann rises for the summer recess are par for the course, but there was an edge to exch(...)

Aaron Brady when he was living and working in the USA.

Propped on a stool drinking cider at the bar of the Coachman’s Inn on New York’s Katonah Avenue in the Bronx in 2014, Aaron Brady thought back to the (...)

The Saw Doctors: joyous music and  irreverent,  beguilingly smart lyrics. Photograph: Terry Thorp/The Irish Times

When I was young and stupid I hated the Saw Doctors. For the briefest of spells in the late 1980s we were even rivals on Galway’s music scene. I say r(...)

A very quiet Dublin Airport

Shortly before 6am, the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport, usually thronged with people emerging from overnight transatlantic flights, is deadly quiet, (...)

Nobel Prize winner Professor William Campbell. Photograph: Laura Hutton

For Prof William C Campbell, Ireland’s only winner of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, Sunday will mark another significant milestone in his(...)

Catherine Hamilton and her family flying into Milford Sound, New Zealand.

It is a difficult and challenging time for thousands of Irish people living around the world, and their loved ones at home, not knowing when they will(...)

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