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As yet another crisis broke over their drooping heads, an emergency helpline was put in place for the frightened and the bewildered who are now at bre(...)

  Albert Connaughton, director at Belmont House,   believes public guidance was ‘behind the curve’. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

“I will never forget the first morning getting that call that somebody had a temperature and the first call to say a staff member was positive. I pull(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: Admits it is “very unusual” not to have a senior minister from the west. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In his first Dáil appearance as Heather Humphreys’s replacement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar confirmed what many were thinking about the botched delivery of(...)

Lisa Smith: ‘You can’t blame me for what the Islamic State done. I don’t hold the same beliefs as them.’ Photograph: BBC

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would like to see suspected Isis supporter Lisa Smith and her child return to Ireland. Ms Smith (37) is being hel(...)

Poet Mary Oliver, with her dog Ricky, at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida in 2013. Photograph: Angel Valentine/The New York Times

Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work, with its plain language and minute attention to the natural world, drew a wide following while (...)

The  Seabourn Quest at anchor in Killybegs, Co Donegal

There is a very, very large bouquet of flowers in the back of Elaine Quinn’s car, which is parked on the quayside at Killybegs in Co Donegal. She glan(...)

Seán Phillips, father of Siobhán Phillips, and his wife, Norma Phillips. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

The family of a young woman seriously injured in the same incident in which Garda Tony Golden was murdered in 2015 are “surprised” at the level of que(...)

Shea O’Dwyer, right, founder of Coolmore Foods, speaking to delegates at a trade show

A bakery based in Bandon, Co Cork, has invested in a product development centre as it attempts to grow its export business by wooing foreign supermark(...)

A tattered US flag flies on an old tractor in a farm field outside Sutherland Springs, near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Across the empty fields of southern Texas, the silence hung heavy in the air. The tiny community of Sutherland Springs was thrown into chaos last week(...)

Seán Phillips and his wife, Norma: “We told these men that this guy was threatening to kill our family, our kids,” Mr Phillips says. “We definitely think the Garda saw Crevan as ‘don’t touch’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The family of a young woman seriously injured in the same incident in which Garda Tony Golden was murdered two years ago today, are demanding a “full (...)

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