Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin, the last Blasket evacuee alive. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

In the hallway of Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin’s house in Blackrock in Cork city is a framed, 60-year-old newspaper cutting of a young boy playing the(...)

Clockwise from top left: Alan Kelly, Dominic Hannigan, Arthur Spring, Brendan Howlin, Alex White. Centre: Joan Burton.

Joan Burton: The Dublin West TD is the early favourite, and was quick out of the traps on Monday, canvassing backbenchers for support almost immediate(...)

Husband of the late Christine Buckley, Donal Buckley, with his sons Darragh (left) and Conor at the Aislinn Education & Support Centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

People who still felt stigmatised because they grew up in a residential institution for children were advised to “let go”, at a tribute to the late Ch(...)

Christine Buckley recounted her memories of Goldenbridge orphanage in a drama-documentary, Dear Daughter, broadcast by RTÉ television in 1996. Dear Daughter attracted a huge audience. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Christine Buckley, who died this morning, was one of the first former residents to go public on her experience of the Goldenbridge orphanage wh(...)