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Some of Ireland’s best-known heritage sites – such as Kilmainham Gaol, above, and Muckross House – have been told to remove visitor books due to concerns they breach EU privacy and data protection rules. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some of Ireland’s best known heritage sites – such as Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and Muckross House – have been ordered to remove visitor books du(...)

Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe greets members of the Defence Foirces at the commissioning ceremony of the 10th Potential Officers Course to the rank of officer at the Printworks in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Ladies and gentlemen,” intoned Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe as he addressed the commissioning ceremony of the newest officers of the Defence Force(...)

Pope Francis shakes hands with  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as he prepares to leave after his visit to Ireland, on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwells via Getty Images

Speaking to Pope Francis in a widely lauded address in Dublin Castle on Saturday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stressed that the Ireland of 2018 was a diffe(...)

Preparations are made at the Phoenix Park in Dublin ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

More than 600,000 people are expected to turn out in Dublin and Knock this weekend to see Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland, the first by a pon(...)

Dublin City Council’s   excavation of an area outside City Hall failed   to find a rifle from the 1916 Rising that had been thrown down from the roof by rebels at the time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

An archaeological search for a rifle from the Easter Rising, thought to be lodged in a small gap between buildings at City Hall for the past century, (...)

A photograph of Willie Halpin (right)  before the Rising when he was in the Irish Citizen Army. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An archaeological search will take place at City Hall to search for a rifle from the Easter Rising, thought to be lodged in a small gap between buildi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘It’s not my job to help Mrs May’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Taoiseach has said it is not his job to help British prime minister Theresa May to resolve Brexit difficulties in her government. Leo Varadkar sa(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan  responded to allegations made by Supt Taylor of a smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Tom Honan

Former Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullvan has told the Charleton Tribunal she could not recall sexual allegations against Garda whistleblower Sgt Mau(...)

 Stavros Lambrinidis, EU special representative for human rights, said regarding the case of  Liu Xiaobo, the late Nobel laureate and democracy campaigner:  “What a shameful, shameful example for the Chinese government to set for its own people and the world, shame, this will not be forgotten, or the way that he was treated after his death.”  File photograph: EPA

A memorial to human rights defenders is to be erected, possibly close to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said.(...)

Designer Dara Lynne Lenehan at the  Garda Síochána Museum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Police truncheons and pistols, knives and bullets, uniforms, helmets and peaked caps, and display cases aplenty. And in the middle of them all, a big (...)

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