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The study programme is being carried out with the Irish Cancer Society and the HSE. Photograph: iStock

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are looking for 240 women across Ireland to participate in a stop smoking research programme. The women (...)

Robert Reynolds, of Orchard Lawns, Ballyfermot, pleaded guilty to possessing just over 2kg of heroin. File Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A man who was caught preparing heroin worth €286,000 for street sale as a favour to a friend he met at football has been jailed for three years. Gard(...)

The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Poland were liberated by Soviet forces on January 27th, 1945. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will deliver the keynote address at next Sunday’s National Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration in Dublin’s Mansion House. Th(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said ‘the Government decision to close Garda stations was wrong, and the worst case of it in the country was on my doorstep’. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Policing priorities and value for money were “not considered” in the decision to reopen six Garda stations, including Stepaside, a report published by(...)

Stepaside Garda Station. Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy told the PAC he would prefer to send extra gardaí to Ballyfermot, Ronanstown and the north and south inner city. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to publish a report this week which will be critical of the decision to reopen Stepaside Garda station, for whi(...)

Niamh Farrell, HamsandwicH When you were a teenager you needed to know somebody was feeling the same stuff as you The thought that’s sitting with (...)

Daniel Daudet: obtained a PPS number under the name Alexander Daude in 2002 and used this to claim €175,000 in unemployment, Back to Education and rent allowances on dates up to 2015

A French music teacher who rented a Dublin penthouse apartment with its own private swimming pool had dual identities so he could work and claim socia(...)

Oh My God What a Complete Aisling the Novel by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen narrowly pipped children’s author David Walliams’s Bad Dad to the No.1 slot.

A novel which arose out of a Facebook character created by two friends was Ireland’s bestselling book at Christmas. Oh My God What a Complete Aisling(...)

Built in 1959, Croke Villas in Dublin’s north inner city had been mostly vacant for the past decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m standing on a street in Dublin’s north inner city, in the shadow of Croke Park’s Cusack Stand, watching a block of council flats being reduced to (...)

Joe Duffy: “The punters knew the banks were dodgy before the politicians did.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Joe Duffy was a child in Ballyfermot he came upon two adult neighbours having a row. He did what Joe Duffy does to this day. He got involved. “I (...)

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