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Fine Gael candidate Tom Dempsey (left) with MEP Mairead McGuinness and Kildare South TD Martin Heydon. ‘I have atoned and made a fresh start,’ says Mr Dempsey.

A Fine Gael local election candidate who was previously convicted after embezzling £63,000 from the public health service in the 1990s, is now running(...)

Fr Michael Guckian (81): ‘without a doubt helped to shape the lives of many Christian and Muslims through his teachings’

The Philippine government has paid tribute to a former missionary priest who was killed in a hit-and-run incident last weekend. Fr Michael Guckian ((...)

Ellie O’Sullivan, aged 10, from Gaelscoil Inse Chór at the launch of Culture Date with Dublin 8 at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Actually, it’s all about the last number next weekend. Eight. As in Dublin 8. D8. Or DO8 as it seems doom(...)

Fr Guckian was fatally injured at about 11pm in Drumboylan on the Roscommon-Leitrim border and pronounced dead at the scene. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The family of the 81-year-old priest who died in a hit-and-run in Co Roscommon on Saturday night has said he will be “hugely missed”. Fr Michael Guck(...)

Fr Michael Guckian (81),  was fatally injured in a hit-and-run  in Keadue (above), Co Roscommon, on Saturday night and was pronounced dead at the scene. File photograph: Google Street View

The 81-year-old who died in a hit-an-run in Co Roscommon on Saturday night has been named as Catholic priest Fr Michael Guckian. Fr Guckian, origina(...)

Christine Buckley and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a ceremony in The Aislinn Centre in March 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

On May 11th, 1999, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern apologised on behalf of the Irish people to those who had spent their childhoods in residential insti(...)

The late Christine  Buckley with Bertie Ahern: She had “a very clear view about the importance of the State’s responsibility and the apology.” Photograph: Charlie Collins

Looking back, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern remains convinced the apology he offered on May 10th, 1999, to those held in religious-run institutions wa(...)

Third class students at Our lady of Lourdes National School in Inchicore, Dublin enjoying their hot lunches. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new national hot school meals programme “has the potential to be hugely transformative” for children, according to the principal of the first school(...)

 Inchicore residents (from left) Lauren Tuite, baby Margot, Gerard Greene, Annie Dibble, Christine Kavanagh and Elizabeth Burns on Grattan Crescent. They object to  trees being cut down to make space for a wider road and bus lane. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Residents in a community in Dublin’s south inner city have said they are willing to limit private cars locally and increase their use of public transp(...)

‘I have been looking for somewhere else but it is not easy.’ Joelle Tungu, with her daughter Keisha, (5), who are facing eviction. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 30 low-income households in south Dublin will be evicted as their new landlord wants to refurbish and relet their homes at higher rents. Em(...)

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