Family and friends pay tribute as bells rang out at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Strabane, Co Tyrone,  in memory of local nurse Pat McManus, who died with Covid-19.

First a single bell rang out. Then, from the church a few hundred metres away, there was another. They were joined by another, and then another, as St(...)

Retired archbishop of Dublin John Neill and his wife Betty. Photograph: An Garda Síochána Kilkenny/Carlow/Facebook

A retired Church of Ireland archbishop has described himself and his wife as “extremely annoyed that we older people have been deceived and misled in (...)

Padraig Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What’s so good about it? In a word? Park life. This Dublin 14-16 neighbourhood has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to lovely green expanses (...)

Dr John Ball: ‘As a GP, you really value one-on-one interactions.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The great lie we keep telling one another is that this is the new normal. Because there’s nothing normal about any of it. People are giving birth alo(...)

Wicklow town. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What’s so good about it? Now that Dublin’s commuter belt has expanded its parameters, house-hunters are moving even farther from the city centre in s(...)

Irishtown, Dublin 4.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Few inner-city neighbourhoods have seen the dramatic transformation that Ringsend has in recent times. Irishtown has benefit(...)

Above, Fr Paddy Stanley saying Mass in St Brendan’s Church, Coolock. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The leaders of Ireland’s main churches have invited people to take part in prayers throughout the island on Palm Sunday, 3pm-4pm. They have also paid (...)

File photograph: iStock

Catholic priests are coming under continuing pressure to hold funeral Masses, particularly in rural Ireland, despite Government restrictions due to co(...)

Out for a walk on a bright spring morning on Shankill Beach in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

What’s so good about it? Much like its neighbours Killiney and Bray, the south Co Dublin coastal suburb of Shankill was developed in the 19th century(...)

Journalist and author Lyra McKee pictured  in Belfast in 2017. File photograph: Jess Lowe/AFP/Getty Images

At the time of her death in April 2019, Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee was working on a book entitled The Lost Boys, for Faber. She planned to(...)

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