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Marilyn Monroe: DNA research suggests the American actor has Irish ancestry. Photograph: Gene Lester/Getty

Marilyn Monroe’s roots can be traced back to Ireland more than 1,000 years ago, according to a new DNA study. The star of Some Like It Hot and The Se(...)

The company will employ more than 100 sales staff, along with 10 people in an office in Dublin and 40 more in a services operation in Sligo.

Spanish utility company Iberdrola will spark renewed energy-price competition when it begins selling electricity to Irish homes this week and reveals (...)

American author John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968). He won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1939 novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

John Steinbeck, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, died 50 years ago today. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Ten y(...)

Screenshot of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s page after  police in Limavady took to Facebook to condemn the attack

The teenage daughter of a man shot in a paramilitary-style attack in Co Derry offered his attackers her piggy bank if they would spare her father. Ac(...)

Damage to the main Derry to Moville road in Co Donegal. Photograph: Brian Hutton/PA

The first warning was a text message. “Floods in Derry,” it read. “Be careful getting home.” I put my phone into my pocket as I got into the car at 7(...)

Clean up operations underway at Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana, Co Donegal, after heavy rain.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A huge cleanup effort is under way across the northwest following a catastrophic series of thunderstorms which washed away roads and bridges in Donega(...)

Rev Noble McNeely: served in  the Antrim congregation of First Ballymoney  for 13 years

The new Presbyterian moderator will be Rev Noble McNeely (63) of the First Holywood Presbyterian Church in Co Down. He was nominated by 10 of the chu(...)

 From left: Julie Byrne,  Sarah McGovern, and Kate Sheehan celebrate getting their Leaving Cert results, at Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Check school rankings on the Feeder Schools app: www.irishtimes.com/feeder-schools/ Download the Feeder School PDFs here: www.irishtimes.c(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister  and DUP leader Arlene Foster says she has “huge sympathy” for the way in which the owners of the Belfast bakers, Ashers, have “been dragged through the courts system” for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster likes Taoiseach Enda Kenny and appreciates how he has regularly come to Enniskillen on Remembrance Sunda(...)

Daniel Sheridan was a pupil at St Kilian’s Senior School in Tallaght. A St Kilian’s Parents Association statement said: “The Parents Association would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Daniel Sheridan’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”

The brother of a teenager who was killed in a motocross incident has paid tribute to him. Daniel Sheridan (13), from Finglas, Co Dublin, died of his(...)

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