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Simon Harris  said that if it was the “sad reality that we have been exporting this issue, are we now accepting that women must import their own solutions”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Abortion is a reality for women living in Ireland and is an issue that is not going to go away, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. “Ultimatel(...)

Garda figures on a range of subjects have proven problematic in recent years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

News that the number of burglaries recorded by the Garda last year remained close to record lows will be greeted with some scepticism. The public nar(...)

Owen O'Riordan, Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Cambridge, in front of Harvard University

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Owen O'Riordan, origina(...)

Dom Richard Purcell, former abbot of Cistercian College Roscrea, and former taoiseach Enda Kenny with the CSR school choir in 2011. Photograph: Frank Miller

Earlier this year student numbers at renowned boarding school Cistercian College, Roscrea were reported to be down by 45 per cent in a decade. Just ni(...)

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for snow and ice across Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary for Thursday. Photograph Paddy Whelan.

Ireland’s Christmas winter wonderland is due to arrive a few days late with snow forecast across many parts of the country on Thursday. Met Éireann h(...)

A yellow rainfall warning did not stop swimmers at Dublin’s forty foot this Christmas Day. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A yellow rainfall warning did not stop swimmers at Dublin’s forty foot this Christmas Day, as queues of people lined up to take the traditional dip in(...)

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The 12 walks of Christmas
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  • December 23, 2017, 06:00

The turkey is not the only one getting stuffed this Christmas. Amid all the glasses raised and the dinners downed, give your body a break on one of ou(...)

Richard Cullen prepares the former public phone box at Clooneyquinn in Co Roscommon for Christmas. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When Richard Cullen placed a Christmas crib in a disused telephone box at Clooneyquinn, Co Roscommon, he was thinking, he says, of another mother and (...)

Garda sources say victims who have been subjected to more assaults, or in some cases extreme verbal threats, find it difficult to feel safe in their homes again. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

While organised crime, especially drug trafficking and gun crime, attract most media coverage, the Irish public has perhaps become inured to it in the(...)

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 (...)

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