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Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

The investigation found ‘multiple and persistent failings of institutions to keep children safe’. Photograph: Getty Images

Leaders of the Catholic church in Australia have dismissed calls from a landmark inquiry into child sexual abuse that the Vatican should make celibacy(...)

A selection of delicious produce at Póg on Bachelors Walk in Dublin.
Fit and healthy food profits

Superfoods, green cuisine and hip eateries are trending as the hot topics of conversation in sophisticated social circles these days. Health-food foll(...)

Some women may claim that a muscular body is not what they are seeking in a man – but a scientific study suggests that if your female partner tells yo(...)

It is impossible not to marvel at the scale and scope of Jia Zhangke’s eighth feature film.

On the eve of the millennium Chinese youngsters dance to the Pet Shop Boy’s cover of Go West. Shen Tao (director Zhao’s longtime collaborator and off(...)

Jacob Cummins, a 17-year-old originally from Dublin, died after being struck by a 4X4 last Thursday in Perth, Australia.

A woman has appeared in court in Australia charged with the murder of an Irish teenager. Jacob Cummins, a 17-year-old originally from Dublin, died af(...)

The Keenaghan clan celebrating Christmas in Sydney.

I popped into the travel agent near the city in Sydney yesterday, to grab a brochure on Japan. I was next in line after a young couple who were trying(...)

Spike Island

Ireland’s answer to Alcatraz has scooped second place in the World Travel Awards coming in ahead of such world famous landmarks as the Great Wall of C(...)

Tusla figures show that 60% of reports are closed after preliminary screening and before initial assessment, and of the remainder 54% are subsequently closed. Photograph: Getty Images

The Children First Act 2017, which will be fully commenced on December 11th, 2017, will be claimed by the Government as landmark legislation. It is pa(...)

Mary McSwiney: ‘One of the great things about Ireland and the UK being in the European Union was, that instead of focusing on individual nationalities and our differences, we focused instead on what we had in common.’

I’m not a British citizen, I can’t vote in the UK, hold a UK passport or pronounce yogurt in that weird way British people do. Yet over the past decad(...)

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