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The site of the former  Tuam mother and baby home which is to be excavated. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said that the Bon Secours order has an “ethical responsibility” to provide more funding for the exhumation(...)

Storm Atiyah tracks from Iceland to Ireland on Sunday morning. Photograph: Earth.nullschool.net.

Storm Atiyah has made landfall in Ireland bringing high winds and rough seas along the west coast. Waves reaching heights of eight metres in Atlantic(...)

The new VW ID3 electric car will arrive in Ireland next spring. Photograph: EPA

Once upon a time in Frankfurt, the motor show was huge; commercially, culturally, and especially physically. Some of that scale has left the show this(...)

Judging day for this year’s Irish Times Innovation awards. Ciaran Heavey, associate prof at UCD Quinn School of Business; Dr Lisa Higgins, head of challenge Research at Science Foundation Ireland; Gearoid Mooney, research and innovation division manager, Enterprise. Ireland; Dave Flynn, executive director of Skillnet Ireland; and Aideen Dowling of KPMG. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The 15 finalists in this year’s Irish Times Innovation Awards have been selected. Across five categories, the finalists were chosen from more than 100(...)

 Bridie Higgins and Barbara Carroll  in the garden at Greenpark Nursing Home in  Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Why do nursing homes have such bad press? “I keep asking myself that question,”  says Cora McNamara, who established the Greenpark Nursing Home i(...)

Seán Canney: Under “expenditure on policy formulation”, Mr Canney listed different restaurants such as Bang (€140), the Sussex (€208), Matt the Thresher (€332), The Ivy (€92), La Cave (€86) and Fire (€122). Photograph: Alan Betson

A Minister of State submitted receipts from leading restaurants near Leinster House as part of “expenditure on policy formulation” permitted under Sta(...)

Julia O’Reilly: wants one of Longford municipal district’s seven seats on May 24th. Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

Next week’s local and European elections may well throw up the odd surprise, perhaps none more so than in Co Longford where a young woman is bidding t(...)

 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “The Minister himself has recognised the place of conscientious objection. We’ll wait and see exactly what comes out as to whether the solutions the Minister presents are going to be adequate.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Catholics cannot be forced to obey laws which go against the basic principles of their faith, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. He has (...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Katherine Zappone. File photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone will be keynote speaker today at a conference at Boston College in the US which will discuss(...)

Catherine Corles at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home burial ground on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway historian Catherine Corless said she was “shocked...pleasantly shocked” by the Government’s decision to initiate excavation and exhumation at t(...)

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