Yvonne and Shannon Kinsella. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Yvonne Kinsella had watched broken-hearted when her daughter Shannon lost her hair, supporting her as she struggled to cope. Thirteen years later, whe(...)

The court heard the attack happened at a holistic treatment centre in Dublin city centre in January  2017

A convicted rapist who held a knife to a woman’s throat and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious has been jailed for six years. Marius Pu(...)

An overhaul of the Dublin Bus network was outlined earlier in July. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Major commuter bus services from Swords, Balbriggan and Dunboyne will be significantly worse off under a €2 billion plan to reform Dublin’s bus routes(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gestures at Dublin Castle shortly before the official result of the abortion referendum is announced on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s constituency of Dublin West recorded a 74 per cent vote in favour of Repeal. The turnout was 67 per cent with 33,595 (74.02(...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald: “Mary Lou has been part of the leadership for a long time. It’s not like she has landed down from Mars.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fiachra McGuinness, son of Martin McGuinness, posted a poignant tweet recently. It showed two photographs, both featuring his late father alongside th(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is to decide on the patronage for nine new post-primary schools due to open by September 2018. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A move to incorporate language preference in the process used by the Department of Education when awarding school patronage has been criticised by Ir(...)

Peregrine falcon: there is a YouTube video of one attacking, or at least harassing, a red kite, in spite of the difference in size

My book doesn’t identify an attractive moth that I photographed. Any suggestions? Dermot Mowatt Kilbed, Co Waterford It is an angle shades moth(...)

One of the children who gave a recital in traditional Ukrainian dress at a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ukrainian  national hero Taras Shevchenko in Dublin at the weekend.

Families gathered at the Ukrainian School in Carpenterstown, Dublin, on Saturday for an emotional celebration of the 200th anniversary of the b(...)