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President Michael D Higgins at the GPO in Dublin to mark the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins led a commemoration marking the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Sun(...)

Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy said if Dublin continues to expand its population at existing rates, it will ‘end up sliding in the sea’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy has called for the development of a rail, road and broadband corridor from Derry to Kerry to try and counter the grow(...)

Noel Cantwell’s  daughter Kate, niece Alison and daughter Elizabeth  spread his ashes at Cork County Cricket Club. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A final homecoming – that’s how the family of former Republic of Ireland footballer and Ireland cricketer Noel Cantwell described their decision to br(...)

Frank Duggan, who played “Cha”, at the funeral of actor Michael Twomey at St Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Veteran Cork actor Michael Twomey, who died on Wednesday aged 84, was a versatile actor and writer whose work in the Cha and Miah TV comedy sketches w(...)

The coffin of former tanaiste Peter Barry is carried from St Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Cork. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former tánaiste Peter Barry’s greatest love was his wife Margaret who supported him throughout his career frequently rescuing him in awkward situation(...)