Jillian Godsill, High School Past Pupil,  Padraig Allen, Aschivist at St John Ambulance and Ciara O’Keeffe, the Ceramic Artist who created the Sackville Street Art Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In February last year ceramic artist Ciara O’Keeffe heard the Jim McCann song Grace for the first time. She realised she knew nothing about the subj(...)

Lisney has taken on the sale of Marshfield House, an elegant three-storey house with frontage on to the Liffey in Leixlip, Co Kildare. The six-bedr(...)

Left – Kieran’s choice: Grey denim shirt, €145, All Saints; jeans, €90, Levis; black boots, €110 Bugatti; Right– Grace’s choice: Red/white stripe tee, €42, Farah; navy trousers, €130, Gant; navy blazer, €199.95, Selected; white lace-ups, €65, Converse

As every actor knows, clothes have the power to transform, outward appearance being a key to character. We spoke to three young actors shortlisted fo(...)

The family of a woman who spent time in a foster home in the south east say they should have been told about serious sexual abuse allegations there. (...)

Austin Currie: “My memory is pretty good, but this was 20 years ago. I have no recollection of that case.” Photograph: David Sleator

Former minister for children Austin Currie says he passed representations from a “foster” family in the southeast to department officials. Two repre(...)

Pope John Paul II in 1974.  The Panorama programme is based on more than 350 letters Pope John Paul wrote to Ms Tymieniecka between 1973, when he was archbishop of Krakow, and a few months before he died in 2005. Photograph: Rudi Frey/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Pope John Paul II had an intense relationship with a married woman lasting more than 30 years, according to a BBC documentary that has seen hundreds o(...)

An Post says the stamp featuring the Malone brothers is meant to convey “the complexity of Irish identities and responses to the war and the Rising”

Two brothers, one who died fighting for the British army and the other against, have been commemorated in a stamp to mark the centenary of the Easter (...)

Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch. The proposed commission of inquiry is designed to deflect criticism before an election. Photograph: Joe Boland

Back in 2013, I quoted John Byrne, a lecturer in social care practice in Waterford Institute of Technology. He said the most common misconception abo(...)

The woman who ran a ‘foster home’ in the southeast, which is to be the focus of a commission of investigation, has denied allegations that children suffered serious sexual abuse in the house. Photograph: Getty Images

The woman who ran a “foster home” in the southeast, which is to be the focus of a commission of investigation, has denied allegations that children su(...)

A commission of investigation  will investigate allegations of serious sexual abuse and the relationship between South Eastern Health Board (SEHB), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the home

The elderly woman who ran the “foster home” in the south east which is at the centre of allegations of child abuse has said the young people who staye(...)