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Dubliner Andrew Jones was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2013 and has since been diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome, which is a predisposition to certain types of bowel cancer. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Andrew Jones is from Blackrock in Dublin and works in finance. He was 34 when diagnosed with bowel cancer in March 2013. It came out of the blue. “I(...)

John Godfrey  with his project design of a practical wash bag that could be distributed to refugees as they arrive in migrant camps to help with their basic hygiene needs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

An Irish student has won acclaim for developing a product that helps refugees maintain their personal hygiene while in transit. Inspired by his exper(...)

 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon:  Eileen Drumgool and Anne Marie Shevlin from Monaghan after finishing.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Almost every single one of the 35,000 women who gathered on Dublin’s Merrion Square ahead of the 34th mini-marathon were there for a heartbreaking rea(...)

Damien Coleman from Cork, who will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by running the entire Cork City Marathon while soloing a sliotar on his hurley in the fastest time. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

When it comes to long-distance running, Damien Coleman is about to prove he is no hurler on the ditch. He is attempting to enter the Guinness Book of(...)

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard 16-year-old struck his victim with a hammer on the forehead, causing a fractured skull and internal bleeding.

A Dublin boy who fractured another teen’s skull with a hammer over €50 worth of cannabis has avoided a custodial sentence. The 17-year-old boy from(...)

Judge Martin Nolan said the boy’s actions were “grossly reprehensible” and that he needed  to think about what sentence should be imposed

A south Dublin schoolboy who fractured another teen’s skull with a hammer over €50 worth of cannabis has been placed in custody until next Monday whil(...)

Cillian Ó Súilleabháin, award winning Irish furniture designer and maker. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

Furniture makers know the transformative potential of timber. When two dangerous old cherry trees in the family home in Blackrock were felled, Cillian(...)

In the early 2000s, Lisa, a software engineer, left her native California to spend time in Croatia. She then bought a derelict cottage in Co Clare wh(...)

Sorch tells me today is our wedding anniversary. I’m there, “Er, yeah, no, I knew that,” wondering could I slip out to the petrol station to get her a cord

I wake up in the middle of the day to find Sorcha standing at the foot of the bed, pulling on her wedding dress. I go, “Did I, em, forget to put somet(...)

The crux of Debenhams’ difficulties lie in rents set during boom years on upward-only leases. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Debenhams retail chain has placed its 11 Irish stores into examinership, putting 2,265 jobs at risk, following the failure of rent negotiations wi(...)

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