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The three mothers whose testimony is used for the documentary all became homeless with their children from the private rented sector. Image: ‘Through The Cracks’

The “hopelessness” and the inability to “make things right” for their children were among the worsts things about homelessness, mothers living in emer(...)

“At least we got the ornamental cherry tree right: placed between the hedge and the old piggery; its lower boughs trimmed; and with a table under the spreading branches – it casts a dappled shadow perfect for breakfasting beneath.”

The Irish weather often drives me indoors but usually I’m sheltering from rain, not seeking refuge from a blistering sun. The continuing tropical heat(...)

Patrick McMahon died after the van he was driving collided with a tractor

A man who died after the van he was driving collided with a tractor as he made his way to the beach on a family day out has been remembered as a kind (...)

Sinead McCarthy told the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio One she was forced to choose between travelling to Liverpool for a “compassionate induction” or taking her pregnancy to full term in Ireland, despite the fact there was no chance her baby could survive outside the womb. File photograph: Getty Images

Sinead McCarthy was 20 weeks pregnant when she went in for a routine scan in her local hospital in Mullingar last December. She was happy and confiden(...)

Video grab image  of Queen Elizabeth II with Daniel Craig (left) as James Bond, and corgi Willow, who has died, in  a clip  shown during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. File photograph: BBC/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth II has been left saddened by the death of her last corgi, Willow. The dog, who was almost 15 years of age, was put down at Windsor C(...)

Pearse Lyons in his distillery in the Liberties. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Pearse Lyons, the Irish-born entrepreneur who founded the hugely successful Alltech animal nutrition group, has died in Kentucky at the age of 73. M(...)

Holly Cowman visiting one of Mary Immaculate College’s Erasmus+ partner universities, East China Normal University, in Shanghai

Tens of millions of deaths in the first and second World Wars were young men who succumbed on the soil of foreign countries, miles from their homes. (...)

An impromptu picture show puts Ronan in an awkward position

I’m like, “How was the honeymoon?” Ronan, Shadden and little Rihanna-Brogan are home from Vegas, looking suntanned and fully rested. “The huddy moow(...)

Rugby player, marketing consultant and radio presenter Kieran Rigney

Kieran Rigney, a former marketing consultant, swapped Blackrock, Co Dublin for Australia in 1986. He is a presenter on Celtic FM, a twice weekly show (...)

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