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Redemptoristine nuns at their Monastery of St Alphonsus in Drumcondra. The nuns are video-streaming mass from the monastery to counter the Covid-19 movement restrictions. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Redemptoristine Sisters are used to social distancing: members of the enclosed Catholic order remain inside their north Dublin monastery except fo(...)

 Mark Dolan, of Clonard Park, Ballybeg, Waterford, was told that his original six-month jail term for smashing a glass into a talented rugby player’s face was too lenient. Photograph: Collins Courts

The courts should not shy away from starting at five years’ imprisonment when it comes to sentencing individuals for “high-end” cases of assault causi(...)

Way forward: Thoughts can became actions that change the world, in ways that appear small but are in fact unmeasurable. Photograph: Kieran Doherty

Grace is “a thought that changed the world”. So sang U2 in Grace, a track on their 2000 album All That You Can’t Leave Behind. It is an audacious clai(...)

Main Street, Dundrum. Photograph: Tom Honan

What’s so good about it? At the turn of the century, Dundrum was another quiet, fairly nondescript south Dublin area, where “shopping centre” meant a(...)

Leanne Moore,  mother  of Jamie Cummins of College Green, Summerhill, Wexford pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograp: Collins Courts

A boy who fell 2m (7ft) to the ground while in a playzone area has settled his High Court action for €65,000. Jamie Cummins was aged three when he f(...)

 Jenna-eve Smyth (25) died in the crash on June 18th 2016. Her sister said  she believed if her sister was still alive her mother would be too.

A driver convicted of causing a crash that killed his girlfriend in Co Meath three years ago was remanded in custody at Trim Circuit Court on Thursday(...)

Gardaí said enquires are ongoing and it is anticipated that further arrests will be made. Photograph: Garda Info

A man has been arrested after gardaí seized €200,000 worth of MDMA in the early hours of Monday morning in Co Wexford. Uniformed and plain-clothed ga(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

How the Troubles broke out. February 1967: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is founded as a non-sectarian organisation to tackle(...)

A motorcyclist has died following a collision in Co Meath. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A motorcyclist has died following a collision in Co Meath on Wednesday. The collision, which involved a car and a motorcycle, occurred at approximate(...)

Billy McKee: his prominence in the IRA ended in 1977 when he was removed as Belfast officer commanding and reduced to the ranks

Billy McKee, who has died in his native Belfast in his 98th year, was an uncompromising physical force republican of the old school. He was one of th(...)

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