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Today is a peculiar day in our house. Our mother is 91. Our father is dead 20 years. Yes, he died on Mam’s birthday, August 24th, 1999. Typical of our(...)

Kyra, Ryli and Max Mania.

Kyra Mania is no ordinary teenager. Sister to four siblings, three of them severely autistic, the 18-year-old has been a huge support to her parents s(...)

A mother-of-one has said that someone must have been looking over her the day that her ex-boyfriend’s gun repeatedly jammed as he tried to shoot her i(...)

Peter Casey “clearly spoke to the only experience many people have of Travellers, which is negative”. Photograph: PA

There are two dangers when talking about Peter Casey’s strong showing in the presidential election – taking it too seriously and not taking it se(...)

Sorcha Brennan, teacher at Glasnevin Educate Together, at play with junior infants. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These children are playing at being tiny astronauts. Some of the little spacers are currently examining moon rocks and noting down aliens that they ha(...)

A gardener who suffered a serious wrist injury after falling from a step ladder while working has been awarded €100,800 by the High Court. Photograph: iStock.

A man who suffered a serious wrist injury after falling from a step ladder while working as a gardener has been awarded €100,800 by the High Court. (...)

A newsagent in Kinsale, Co Cork where house prices are now rising faster than anywhere else in the State, up 40 per cent in the last 12 months. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

House prices in Kinsale, Co Cork are now rising faster than anywhere else in the State, up 40 per cent in the last 12 months, while prices in Cahir, C(...)

O’Connell’s Victuallers, Limerick city, opened in 1919 by Paddy O’Connell and taken over by Philip Craughan and run now by his son Paul, “has the friendliest and most genuine staff,” says Grace Sheridan.

The family-run section of Best Shops competition has readers writing in their droves. Ian McKenna loves Mullins in Donegal Town, run by Kieran and se(...)

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(...)

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