County Westmeath

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Judge Yvonne Murphy chaired the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission states in bold type in its report that “the conclusions it reaches may not always accord with the prevailing narr(...)

Carmel Larkin, a survivor of the Tuam mother and baby home, with a letter of apology from the Bon Secour order, at a shrine erected in memory of children buried at the site of the former home. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The Bon Secours sisters, who ran the mother and baby home at Tuam, yesterday yesterday offered “profound apologies” and acknowledged that children wer(...)

The Ashling Hotel in Dublin is one of the hotels owned by Foxfield Inns Designated Activity Company.

A High Court judge has urged that further efforts be made to mediate a dispute between family members over the running of a company that owns hotels i(...)

Social distancing sign. The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 1291.2 nationally. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

There were 6,888 new cases of Covid-19 and eight further deaths reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Sunday. Sunday’s fig(...)

Gregory Tarr, who was announced as winner of the 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Gregory. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

A new software programme that could make the internet a safer place has culminated in its developer Greg Tarr winning the 2021 BT Young Scientist &(...)

John Connellan in action for Westmeath. “The thing has snowballed and nobody has sat down and performed a forensic analysis of where we’re actually going. It has been allowed to gather momentum to the point where it’s a runaway train.” Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

John Connellan could generally be found in a Dublin jersey growing up in Athlone, drilling frees like Charlie Redmond and jinking past imaginary defen(...)

Last year was the wettest of the past five years at 18 weather stations. Photograph: iStock

The year of 2020 was warmer and wetter than usual with a dry spring that coincided with the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic. Met Éireann’s a(...)

Marian Finucane and John Clarke. Photograph: Kieran Slyne

“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends” – Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking If (...)

Archbishop-elect Dermot Farrell. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin’s Catholic archbishop-elect, Dermot Farrell (66), is from Westmeath and a priest of Meath diocese. He will replace Diarmuid Martin on February (...)

The new Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is to be current Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell (66)

The new Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is to be current Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell (66). A former president of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, he (...)

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