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Trans Pride,  Dublin, July 2019, with the theme  ‘Break the Binary’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Healthcare for trans Irish people has been described as “inadequate” by an international report into the human rights of LGBTI people across Europe. (...)

Kate Brennan and Elva Fogarty, former students and who were originally involved in placing the capsule in 1996, among current students at Loreto Primary School in Rathfarnham, Co Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“By the year 2020 we hope that we can enjoy the natural environment, hopefully this environment will be bomb free and fear free.” This statement, wri(...)

Jason Evert was due to speak at the ‘Incite 2020’ student retreat event. File photograph: Alan Betson

Four talks by controversial US Catholic preacher Jason Evert this week have been cancelled after concerns were raised about his views on homosexuality(...)

 Marian Finucane’s husband, John Clarke (centre), as her remains  are taken from church after funeral mass at St Brigid’s Church, Kill, Co Kildare. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

On the mass booklet, she was Marian Finucane Clarke, but to those who had known and loved her – in real life, or through the airwaves – she was simply(...)

A woman signs a book of condolence at RTÉ Radio Centre in Donnybrook, Dublin, for broadcaster Marian Finucane, who died on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Women were to the fore in signing books of condolence for the late broadcaster Marian Finucane, who was remembered on Friday as a “brilliant journalis(...)

Gay Byrne on stage for his last Late Late Show after 37 years. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

From the predictable - Brexit and the Game of Thrones finale - to the less predictable - Fortnite World Cup and Lady Gaga at the Oscars - Facebook has(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne died on November 4th

While Ireland crashed out of the Rugby World Cup at the wearingly familiar quarter-final stage again this year, Google searches for the Japanese showp(...)

Gay Byrne: as he  passed through the Pearly Gates, he was probably still asking “Why?” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/PA

During my seminary days at the Irish College Rome, which largely coincided with the Second Vatican Council, I had a line to say in one of the plays we(...)

Jock (Chris Walley) and  Conor (Alex Murphy) in The Young Offenders

The return of the Young Offenders represents a rare twinkle of sunlight in these dark days for Irish broadcasting. Gay Byrne has passed away while RTÉ(...)

Staff at the national broadcaster are  contemplating an uncertain future of job cuts, closures and retrenchment. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gay Byrne’s funeral on Friday brought to an end a fraught week for RTÉ, with staff at the broadcaster contemplating an uncertain future of job cuts, c(...)

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