Friends and family of the late Christine Buckley were joined by  survivors of institutional abuse from the Aislinn Centre outside Dublin’s Pro Cathedral for the months mind Mass this evening. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

They filled out the Dublin’s Pro Cathedral this evening, mainly older men and women, most of whom had been in residential institutions as child(...)

Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister Northern Ireland , speaking to Brian O’Driscoll and  Amy Huberman at the banquet held at Windsor Castle during the state visit of President Higgins. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In his account in his memoirs of the day he became the first Irish head of government to address MPs and peers in the Palace of Westminster sev(...)

One of the most significant documentaries ever broadcast on Irish television, Louis Lentin’s Dear Daughter (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming, leader Micheál Martin and Dara Calleary outside the Dáil yesterday. Mr Martin claimed in the Dáil that  the Garda commissioner “was pushed aside following a series of deeply suspicious events”. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

In the Dáil yesterday, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused Minister for Justice Alan Shatter of “hiding awa(...)

Borrowings from some of the North’s best-known developers, including Patrick Kearney,  are included in the Nama sale. Mr Kearney is one of 10 developers known as the Maple 10 who acquired shares in Anglo Irish Bank in 2008. Photograph:  Laura Creamer/Property Week

Bidders for the National Asset Management Agency’s entire Northern Ireland loan book have been told it will cost a minimum of €1 billion to buy the(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin delivers the leader’s address to  the party’s 75th ardfheis in Killarney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is in crisis. The Cabinet appears divided. The Taoiseach is all over the place – his carefully constructed image wilting (...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Who is the most famous Irish person who has ever lived? Or the most famous Irish person alive? We’ll come to an answer in a few paragraphs, bec(...)

Radical decision: Micheál Martin’s ministerial career was defined by the smoking ban. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil ministers have a knack of having their political careers defined by one moment or decision. For Donogh O’Malley it was free educati(...)

The European Parliament: Given the size of Ireland’s three constituencies, with local loyalties inevitably influencing the vote in some cases, as well as the volatility of the electorate, predicting the outcome are hazardous. Photograph:  Reuters/Vincent Kessler

The selection at the weekend of Fianna Fáil’s two candidates for Midlands-North West in May’s European Parliament elections presents a clearer (...)

 Christine Buckley at a silent march in solidarity with survivors of sexual abuse on Molesworth Strret, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The campaigner for survivors of institutional abuse, Christine Buckley, was one of the first former residents of the Goldenbridge orphanage in (...)

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