Elphin

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Desree Pether  with her sons, Flynn  and Oscar, and daughter Nala. Her husband and their father, Robert Pether, is detained in Iraq without explanation from the authorities there. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Most evenings when he is away from his home in Elphin, Co Roscommon, engineer Robert Pether telephones home and spends time reading a bedtime story to(...)

Robert Pether with his daughter, eight-year-old Nala.

The Irish family of an engineer, who was arrested three weeks ago after being summoned to a meeting in Iraq, have spoken to him for the first time sin(...)

Marie Hijaci at Dublin Airport: she is visiting a brother in Galway who is unwell but will have to spend the majority of her time here in quarantine.  Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Three Aer Lingus flights from the United States arrived in Dublin Airport on Sunday morning with almost unseemly haste. One from New York’s JFK landed(...)

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(...)

Reclining Rossmesiter. “Some of the character names,” Paul Howard couldn’t help but notice, “were not as funny as the real names of many of the competition entrants.”

I was overwhelmed by the response to the competition to create a character for the next Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book. There were hundreds of entries and (...)

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland said it “upholds the historic – and Christian – view of marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman. We affirm that it is needed for the common good of society”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has called for a no vote in the marriage equality referendum on May 22nd next. In a statement it has said: “(...)