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Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen:  Leonard’s music and words were ideal for these subjects – his work is littered with religious and spiritual imagery; with hope and sanguinity, and yet it’s also strewn with doubt, human weakness and uncertainty. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Word came on a morning in early May 2016. The third such morning in two years. A young man had died, another sudden, tragic death. A week later, once (...)

In a Word . . .

Who ever heard the like? What sort of idiot would believe that a television programme about people watching television programmes would be the least b(...)

The scene of a light aircraft crash in Belan, outside Athy, Co Kildare on Friday in which two men died.

Two men have been killed in light aircraft crash in Co Kildare. A Garda statement said the crash happened at Belan, Moone, Athy on Thursday evening. (...)

Pauline O’Reilly with her children Finn (11) and Cara (8), who learn through play in the kitchen of their home in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Children undoubtedly learn from their parents but very few of us will devote time and energy to taking on the mammoth task of educating the next gener(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Archbishop’s House in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times.

The most influential Catholic prelate in Ireland Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is 15 years Archbishop of Dublin this month. He is 20 years a bishop and w(...)

Mark Dalton was a Kildare county councillor from 2004 until  2009.

A former county councillor, who forged Fianna Fail TD Seán Ó Fearghail’s signature on cheques, has admitted stealing more than €200,000 from a Kildare(...)

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland. Virgin Media Television rebranded its channels in autumn 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revenues at Virgin Media Ireland rose by 7 per cent in 2018 to €446 million. The company, which offers digital TV, broadband, phone and mobile service(...)

Protective fencing erected outside Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin. It is one of five schools which will undergo detailed structural assessments from this weekend. Photograph: Tom Honan

Five schools in Dublin, Cork, Meath and Laois are to undergo detailed structural assessments from this weekend to ensure they are safe for pupils. Th(...)

Samantha and Ava on the ‘Late Late Toy Show’ set.

The theme of this year’s Late Late Toy Show was inclusiveness. As with every year, a number of charities nominated children to experience the magic of(...)

 Paul Cunningham pictured leaving the Four Courts on Monday  after  he was struck off the roll of solicitors. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A solicitor who has not fully repaid a €27,000 sum borrowed by him from an elderly client who is in difficult circumstances has been struck off the ro(...)

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