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Historian Mary Beard (L) with Leo Varadkar and Marcella Corcoran Kennedy at the International Congress of Parliamentary Women’s Caucuses at Dublin castle today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish politicians could be facilitated to take a year off work when they have children in a practice similar to other counties, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar(...)

Caoimhe de Barra said she was hugely honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Trócaire.

Caoimhe de Barra has been appointed chief executive of Trócaire, the Irish Catholic Church’s overseas development agency. A 48-year-old Dubliner, sh(...)

Manzi Joseph:set up GoFundMe page to raise money for college fees. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A student living in direct provision in Waterford has made an online appeal for money so he can continue his university studies. Manzi Joseph, who li(...)

Irish societies in Africa are among the oldest in the world. Membership peaked in the post-independence era.

When we arrived in Zambia in 2008, the Wild Geese Society of Lusaka welcomed my husband and I with a ferocity that denied us any opportunity for lonel(...)

Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire executive director: “Last year was a year of incredible generosity from the Irish public”. Photograph: iStock

Last year was one of Trócaire’s best ever in terms of fund raising and helping people in the developing world, according to its annual report, with i(...)

Dr Adedayo Adedeji (above), who performed the abortion, and nurses Gemma Pullen and Margaret Miller, were charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and a health-and-safety breach, but the case was dropped in 2016. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A woman who died following a late-stage abortion procedure after travelling from Ireland to England was discharged from the clinic despite vomiting an(...)

Finns topped the UN’s happiness rankings. Photograph: Getty

Happy are the people of the Nordic nations, happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identica(...)

 St Peter’s in Rome:  grass roots faith practice  mirrors the early church when the first Judaic Christians started to draw together. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is a small, quiet revolution taking place within the Catholic Church right now that is not likely to please some. However, it has interesting po(...)

Vice-chair Maureen O’Sullivan TD and  chairman Brendan Smith TD during a report launch  of the Irish Aid Programme by the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legislation which would bind future governments into meeting Ireland’s foreign aid commitments should be introduced with all-party agreement, a member(...)

Brother Clohessy was head of St Augustine’s, a school for boys with special needs in Blackrock, Co Dublin, from 1970 until 1993, when he was relocated to Malawi. Photograph: Youtube

A charity has suspended its funding to the St John of God Order for a project in Malawi following allegations of child abuse against a former school p(...)

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