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The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

The role of butterflies as indicators of healthy habitats, and as useful pollinators, is only beginning to be generally appreciated.

“Mysterious and little-known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit. Splendour awaits . . ” EO Wilson, who first published the term (...)

White goods dumped on the Great South Wall in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Prosecution for littering offences is both ineffective and inadequate in Ireland, according to new research which reveals fewer than half of littering(...)

A photograph showing Niall Bowditch and Kasper Kacprzak from a GoFundMe page set up for their families

An investigation into a plane crash in Co Offaly last year in which two people died has found no evidence of engine failure. Niall Bowditch (47) and (...)

The five-star Powerscourt hotel sold for €50 million in the quarter

More than 4,000 hotel bedrooms were under construction in the first quarter of this year, a post-crash high, according to data from real estate agency(...)

John and Rachel Flynn with their three children.

When an IVF consultant told John Flynn and his wife Rachel that the results of his semen analysis indicated they would be unlikely to conceive a baby (...)

A vegan quinoa burger. Photograph: iStock

When is a pulled pork burger not a burger? When it comes from Linda McCartney’s chilled foods range for one. These “pulled pork” burgers are largely m(...)

Offaly manager Eugene McGee makes his way onto the Croke Park  pitch before the start of the 1982 All-Ireland SFC Final against Kerry. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The late Eugene McGee (78) was a man of many achievements and talents but the past 37 years of his life were dominated in the public mind by what happ(...)

Seahorse Aquariums managing director Kealan Doyle: ‘It was really tough as I slept on the floor of this industrial unit every weeknight for two years, while my wife and daughter were in Connemara.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

There are not many shops in the country that refuse a sale, but at Seahorse Aquariums “we refuse more fish than we sell, as we need to see their tank (...)

Family fun in St Dominic’s Park, Drogheda,  1-5pm, Monday

Bray International Jazz Festival, Co Wicklow, May 3-6 One of Ireland’s most established jazz festivals, this four-day event turns the north Wicklow s(...)

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