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Terence Trent D’Arby, now called Sananda Maitreya. Photograph: Tim Hall/Redferns

When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D’Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says “he”, not “I”, as though he is talkin(...)

A photograph of Shane “Jack” Watson outside Leinster House, before details of his past became public. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Last Tuesday framed photographs of Shane “Jack” Watson and Danielle Carroll sat on a ledge outside a shop on Suffolk Street, in the middle of Dublin, (...)

Vigil for Jack Watson held last week outside the Dáil before his criminal past was revealed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Australian-based relatives of Shane “Jack” Watson, the homeless man who died in Dublin last week, have said they were unaware of his criminal past an(...)

 Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson after landing in a remote area outside the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Nasa astronaut Peggy Whitson made a parachute landing in Kazakhstan on Saturday, breaking US records with a career-total of 665 days in orbit. Whitso(...)

‘Jack’ Howlett-Watson was found unconscious on a Dublin city centre street. He was later pronounced dead. Photograph: Geza Oravecz

Emergency rough-sleeper beds which have been closed since April must be “reopened urgently” following the death of man sleeping on a Dublin street, a (...)

Apollo 11 astronaut Dr Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is coming to Cork to participate in a prestigious spaces studies programme. File photograph: Getty Images

He was there when Neil Armstrong uttered his immortal lines, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped on to the Moon.(...)

Dean Scurry, who was criticised on Twitter for the name of his podcast, Pow Wow with Dean. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I grew up in Dublin’s inner city, an environment where poverty, violence, and addiction were normal. Given the odds I had to overcome to get where I a(...)

Carlow-Kilkenny TD John McGuinness will present the Bill to the parliamentary party. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Bill to create a so-called “friendly vulture fund” will be brought to the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party at its meeting on Wednesday. Carlow-Kilke(...)

Home Sweet Home group has said it will give the €129,000 it has received in donations to ‘grass roots’ organisations and “sustainable projects”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Housing campaign group Home Sweet Home has said it will give a surplus of €129,000 it received in donations to “grass roots” organisations and “sustai(...)

Summary judgments give  a lender the right to chase any or all of a borrower’s assets, whether or not they were pledged as security for the original loan

Last year’s media furore around their activities has quietened down. But it seems the foreign so-called “vulture funds” that bought up swathes of dist(...)

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