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A well-known political and human rights activist, Jim Cullen served as Sinn Féin’s legal representative in the US and took over as president of Friends of Sinn Féin in 2012. He stepped down from the role this year. File photograph: Simon Carswell

The death has taken place of Jim Cullen, a former president of Friends of Sinn Féin, the political party’s US organisation, and a prominent member of (...)

Homeless organisations are encouraging members of the public to report locations of rough sleepers so they could provide them with shelter during the (...)

Forecasters say snow showers could lead to the accumulation of 4cm to 8cm in some areas, with greater quantities on higher ground. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has been told to brace itself for the first snowfalls of the winter. From Thursday evening and into Friday, the north and northwest of the c(...)

Midlands Simon, which runs a six-bed homeless  shelter in Athlone (pictured), has already cut staffing and says it will likely have to close the facility unless it gets a “reasonable increase in funding”, according to its chief executive, Tony Riordain. File photograph: Google Street View

The only emergency shelter for homeless people in Co Westmeath, which also serves Laois, Longford and Offaly, faces closure because its costs can no l(...)

Citizen Smith. Jon Smith at the Irish citizenship ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I would like to think this Irishman’s Diary sets a record: at the time of writing, I have been an Irishman for a little over an hour. On Monday, I an(...)

Renua Ireland leader John Leahy.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A snap election will not be called in the coming days as the political parties do not see it in their interests, the leader of Renua Ireland John Leah(...)

When the world stopped spinning, I checked my chute and realised that I was indeed going to die. Photograph: Getty Images

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse. Share yours by emailing magazine@iris(...)

Flooding from the River Owenass on the Manor Road in Mountmellick, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Residents in Mountmellick have spoken about how flood waters deluged their homes very quickly following torrential rain on Wednesday. The occupants o(...)

 The body of Bruno Rolandi is removed from the house in  Ballyfore, near Edenderry, Co Offaly where he died. Photograph: Collins

A teenager arrested in connection with the death of a man in Edenderry, Co Offaly has been released without charge. The 17-year-old male was arr(...)

Irish researchers have discovered new evidence of how big disturbances in the atmosphere around the Sun, which is 150 million kilometres away, impact (...)

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