Nativity scene in the Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Francis Street, Dublin. Fr Martin Dolan, the parish priest there,  has said he now feels accepted in Irish society following the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times 3:18

Gay priest Fr Martin Dolan has said he now feels accepted in Irish society following the Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. Fr Dolan, the p(...)

Shocked Dunnes Stores staff in Gorey  were told on Thursday evening the store in the Gorey Shopping Centre was closing to the public immediately. More than 100 people work there. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dunnes Stores has been accused of using the outcome of a court injunction to close its Gorey store without notice or explanation.Shocked staff were to(...)

Workers at Dunnes Stores in the Gorey Shopping Centre were called in by management at 6pm on Thursday and told the store was being closed immediately.

Some 100 Dunnes Stores workers in Gorey are to hold an emergency meeting on Friday evening following the announcement on Thursday of the store’s unexp(...)

Actor Brian Gleeson: been confirmed for the series which begins shooting in the summer and will air in the first quarter of next year

  RTÉ has announced details of a five-part television drama series which will be the centrepoint of its Easter Rising commemoration schedu(...)

Lord Henry Mountcharles: ‘Though I gave up [smoking] 40 years ago, it could still have been the cause of my lung cancer. If I see any of grandchildren smoking, I will be down on them like a ton of bricks. I regret ever having put one cigarette in my mouth.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Ronan McGreevy Slane Castle owner Henry Mountcharles never expected to see another concert at the venue following his diagnosis with lung cancer last (...)

“The assault on Mouse Trap Farm was to be the Germans’ last attempt to take Ypres from the British. On the morning of May 24th, 1915, they drenched the Allied lines with chlorine gas along a 12 kilometre front.” 5:45

In late spring 1915, Dublin was a city in mourning. The first World War, not yet nine months old, brought devastation on a scale never seen before or (...)

Some 300 years to the day after signing the deed of sale for the Mansion House to the corporation, on May 18th, 1715, Joshua Dawson’s descendant Lady Moyola (above right), the widow of Maj James Dawson Chichester-Clark, former prime minister of Northern Ireland, arrived to meet  Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Christy Burke (centre) for the occasion. Lady Moyola’s daughter, Tara Whitely, is at left. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

It may be one of central Dublin’s posher streets nowadays, but Dawson Street used to be a “piece of marshy land without even a lane crossing it”. Tha(...)

Fans gather outside the Vancouver venue where U2 will kick off the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

U2 fans have been gathering for the past three nights under the overpasses surrounding the stadium where the band begin their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE w(...)

Members of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association at the event at Rue du Bois. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy 3:27

A memorial marking the exact location which inspired war artist Fortunino Matania’s famous painting The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue(...)

The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois by Fortunio Matania. Image: Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans 3:27

The Rue du Bois is a long road that runs through the heart of French Flanders. This is prosperous agricultural country, semi-rural for the most par(...)