Lorella Praeli, Chela Praeli and Ligia Jimenez  listen to US president Barack Obama speaking about immigration reform during a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Neil, a 42-year-old construction worker living in Chicago, Obama’s home town, plans to be first in the queue when the application process starts next (...)

Add a fresh look to soft furnishings and tabletops with some printed craft cotton from Castle Market’s finest fabric shop, Murphy Sheehy (01-677 0316 murphysheehy.com). The 100 per cent cotton fabric, 115cm wide, which comes in cool Italian scooter and Paris’ Eiffel Tower motifs. Normally €8.50 per metre, Irish Times readers can buy it for €6.70, a reduction of 20 per cent, until April 30th.  On Saturday, May 10th Murphy Sheehy is running a one-day sewing and alterations course. Irish Times readers who would like to attend can avail of a 10 per cent discount off the €99 cost if you book before Saturday, April, 19th.
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In Buncrana, 25-year old rules governing local cemeteries had been revised

A priest has warned parishioners he may remove large gaudy headstones, statues and trinkets from graves if they do not conform to strict new graveyard(...)

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 near Belfast where prison officer David Black was shot near Lurgan last November. Photograph: Reuters

The murder of Kevin Kearney in north Belfast and now this morning the shooting dead of a man in Derry again demonstrates that dissident republicans po(...)

Gerry Adams was giving evidence at Laganside Crown Court in Belfast. Photograph: Google Images.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams denied in court today that he told lies to a television journalist about his brother Lia(...)

Gerry Adams arriving at Belfast Crown Court, in relation to a sexual abuse case involving his brother Liam Adams. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has denied he made a statement to the PSNI implicating his brother Liam for the alleged(...)