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Local-election candidate: Lekha Menon Margassery, who is running as an Independent in Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Can Irish politics become as diverse as Irish society?  In 2016 Uruemu Adejinmi got in touch with a local Longford general election candida(...)

Peadar Tóibín, leader of Aontú

The leader of Ireland’s newest political party and former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has said immigration into the country needs to be managed at a su(...)

Laura Mulvey, whose daughter attends Scoil an Duinnínigh, in Co Dublin, is frustrated by unclear answers about the divestment process. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Outside the gates of Catholic national schools in the affluent suburbs of Malahide and Portmarnock this week, there was only one topic of conversation(...)

Kate McLoughlin  in her butcher shop in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Kate McLoughlin and Sarah Madden are unusual in the Irish food scene: they are business owners and butchers who happen to be women. McLoughlin now ru(...)

Tony Walsh could only have got away with abusing children for so long because of a deferential attitude in society. File photograph: Collins Courts

Eighty years ago the psychologist Henry Murray included deference in his list of instinctive human needs. That drive to find someone to look up to see(...)

Affordable housing built by housing co-operative Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance last year. Dublin City Council is seeking   to build more than 370 affordable homes   in Ballymun and Ballyfermot

Dublin City Council is seeking developers to build more than 370 affordable homes for low- and middle-income workers to buy at sites in Ballymun and B(...)

The scene of the  fatal shooting of David Lynch at Foxdene, Clondalkin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Dublin’s latest gang violence victim was an “old school” criminal who operated “under the radar”, evading prosecution and the media’s attention despit(...)

At a disadvantage: while middle-class girls thrive, working-class boys struggle. Photograph: Moment/Getty

No Child 2020 is an initiative by The Irish Times providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems facing c(...)

 Debbie Jenkinson (L): ‘It’s nice we have this virgin territory to explore and make our own thing happen.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s a good time for comics in Ireland. An independent small-press comics scene is blossoming, while in parallel, high-profile Irish artists such as W(...)

One well-placed source warned:  “Get Dublin wrong and Diarmuid Martin’s formidable legacy will be set at nought. And rapidly.” Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Speculation that the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin is about to step down has intensified following a recent interview, which observers felt re(...)

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