A walk commemorating 1,490 people who walked to Dublin to take a ship to Canada during the Famine will be completed on Wednesday at the Jeannie Johnson tall ship (above) at Custom House Quay. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A group of people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon will complete a 155km commemorative walk to Dublin on Wednesday afternoon in honour of the 1,490 peop(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: spoke of the horror of the deaths of an estimated 900 people, many because traffickers had locked them in the hold of the ship that sank. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny anticipates “a much more focused response’’ from the emergency meeting of EU leaders on migration in Brussels on Thursday.He told(...)

Following his conviction for the 1997 double murders of  Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Shiels (60), Mark Nash will be serving four life sentences

Following his conviction for the 1997 double murders of psychiatric patients Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Shiels (60), Mark Nash will be serving four(...)

Mark Nash (centre) is taken from the Bridewell Court in Dublin after he was charged in October 2009 in connection with the killings of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callinan in Grangegorman in 1997. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For months after the mutilated remains of Mary Callanan (61), and Sylvia Sheils (60), were found in sheltered accommodation for psychiatric patients i(...)

Murder victim Sylvia Shiels.

March 7th, 1997: Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Sheils (60) found dead in sheltered accommodation at 1 Orchard Walk, Grangegorman, Dublin. June 16th, 1(...)

Boyle Men’s Shed association has created a model of the Gallipoli V Beach landing in which members of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Royal Munster Fusiliers were slaughtered.

Last year, Boyle Men’s Shed in Co Roscommon resolved to build a diorama to mark each year of the centenary of the first World War. When it came to 19(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Even after 40 years of friendship, the old man and his solicitor still greet each other with a hug – it’s a way of both expressing affection and check(...)

Frank Hanly and Caroilin Callery at Strokestown Park prepare for Walking in the Footsteps of the Missing 1,490 – A Famine Emigrant’s Walk. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When Caroilin Callery was a teenager, her father Jim bought the 300-acre Strokestown estate in Co Roscommon from Olive Hales Pakenham.“It was as if th(...)

The jury in the trial of Mark Nash for the murder of Sylvia Shields and Mary Callanan in 1997 has resumed deliberations at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering two women 18 years ago will continue its deliberations on Monday. Five women and six men are delib(...)

Jonathan Irwin, Laura Harmon, Charlie Bird, Biddy White Lennon and Anne Rigney outside the National Library in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Here’s an unexpected traditional twist: if same-sex couples want to marry, they should rush out and become engaged.If they don’t – no matter how much (...)