Dermot Healy’s widow, Helen, is consoled by President Michael D Higgins at St Patrick’s Church, Maugherow, Co Sligo, yesterday. Photograph: James Connolly

Writer laid to rest yesterday in the company of poets and artists, musicians and singers, a president and, above all, his neighbou(...)

A solicitor representing the family of Dhara Kivlehan, who died in Belfast four days after giving birth in Sligo Regional Hospital in 2010, said her husband Michael and other relatives had  ‘gone through hoops’ for four years in an attempt to get answers.

Dhara Kivlehan (29) died in Belfast four days after son was born in Sligo Regional Hospital in 2010

 Ballroom of Romance: Caretaker Clement Maguire puts the finishing touches to the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Hall immortalised by writer William Trevor now reinvented as tourist attraction

Joe Kelly, who fought in the GPO in 1916, ended up back on duty there in the 1940s when he got a job as a doorman. He died in 1969. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Anger among relatives of those involved in the Rising as they received no assurances they would be invited to the 2016 ceremony (...)

Some 59% of teenagers regard sunbeds as a good treatment for acne. Photograph: Thinkstock

Calls for ban on sunbeds for under-18s as teenage boys, under pressure to sport a tan, put their health at risk

See Change Ambassador Hazel Larkin from Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Twenty years of battling feelings of worthlessness has led Hazel Larkin to be an ambassador for See Change

Independent councillor Declan Bree who has been elected.

Count concludes shortly after 3am with FF polling stronger than expected

Fiach MacConghail: “This commemoration anxiety has been going on for a while, and will I believe end up in commemoration paralysis.” Photograph: Joe St Leger.

Fiach MacConghail suggests a UN general assembly be convened in Dublin

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