Fr Raphael Annan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fr Raphael Annan: arrived from Ghana, 2014 When Fr Raphael Annan first mentioned to his father that he wanted to enter the seminary, he was told he(...)

“If it is the Government’s aim to stop prostitution by ending demand, then why are they increasing the penalties and further criminalising workers?” asks Kate McGrew from Sex Workers Alliance Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sex workers could be jailed for working together indoors for safety reasons under new legislation, Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) has warned. S(...)

 Carmel and Martin Naughton,  this year’s  winner of the Community Foundation for Ireland’s National Philanthropists of the Year Award. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Carmel and Martin Naughton have been named National Philanthropists of the Year in recognition of their generosity and leadership in supporting the ar(...)

The ISPCC launches its #InvestInChildhood general election campaign. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Candidates in the general election must commit to improving standards of living and welfare and mental health services for the State’s youth, the Iris(...)

Alain Buffing: “I made a list of 20 cities where I wanted to live or work. I found out Dublin was a technology hub.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Alain Buffing: arrived from the Netherlands, 2014 Alain Buffing’s goal is to visit every one of the 196 countries in the world before his 30th bir(...)

Aerial photograph of flooding damage in Athlone in early January 2016. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

A number of roads in north and southeast Clare have reopened as water levels continue to recede following widespread flooding across the country earli(...)

Publicans will highlight the importance of lifting the ban ahead of the 2016 celebrations which will be focused around Easter 2016. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Publicans have called on the Government to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday, describing the current law as “archaic” and “discrimina(...)

PJ Mara “brought immense humour, judgement and commitment to the role”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tributes have been paid to former government press secretary PJ Mara who has died aged 73. Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern described his close friend, (...)

The restaurant celebrations came to an abrupt end when Mr Poveromo called his wife to double check the winning numbers. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Pandemonium erupted at an Italian restaurant in New Jersey last Saturday when staff believed for a brief period they had won the US Powerball jackpot,(...)

Jazmen Boone: “I’d heard Irish people were super-nice and they actually are. Every house we enter they offer us a cup of tea.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Jazmen Boone: arrived from the US, 2015 Jazmen Boone (23) always imagined she would follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the military when she(...)