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Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar: a career politician, whose drive and determination come with personal sacrifice. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fifteen years ago, a 23-year-old Leo Varadkar wrote to The Irish Times proposing a new system for electing the leader of Fine Gael. He, and the co-si(...)

Nichols accepts that spending thousands of euro on a coffin is probably unnecessary

“We lost our mother a few weeks ago and were in a funeral home hours after she died to go through the arrangements,” began an email sent to us earlier(...)

The hearing had to be adjourned when friends and relatives of the dead man reacted angrily when the sentence was delivered.

The parents of a man stabbed to death during a brawl inside a bed and breakfast branded the justice system a ‘joke’ after their son’s killer was jaile(...)

Bishop of Meath and Kildare Pat Storey, one of the board of governors at the school.

Church of Ireland clergy have expressed their “sincere concern” for a 13-year-old boy after allegations emerged he was sexually assaulted with a hocke(...)

 The Headmaster’s house, Brooklawn House at the King’s Hospital, in Palmerstown.

The Garda and child and family agency Tusla are investigating an alleged incident at a major Dublin boarding school, following a claim that a 13-year(...)

 Margaret and Thomas Kavanagh from Kilmainham, Dublin,  at the grave of their daughter Janice who was killed by a drink-driver who ran a red light at a pedestrian crossing.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Shortly after 6pm on Thursday, December 5th, 1991, 10-year-old Janice Kavanagh and a few pals set off from their estate, Ceannt Fort, near Kilmainham(...)

Among vitamin D-rich foods are oily fish or fortified milk. Photographs: Getty Images

People living Dublin 8 and Lucan are up to four times more deficient in vitamin D than other parts of the greater Dublin area, new figures show. The(...)

The ready-to-go site in Palmerstown, Dublin 20, forms part of the St Edmunds development and is within easy reach of the M50 and M4.

Receivers appointed by the National Asset Management Agency are to sell, through agent Savills, a key residential site within walking distance of the (...)

Two men are to stand trial accused of false imprisonment of a mother and her young daughter at their home in Howth in Co Dublin. The alleged aggravat(...)

Apple executive Oscar Gonzalez said: “We anticipate that it will become a hub for high value and large-scale investment.” Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Apple has said it inspected 25 sites across Galway before it chose lands in Athenry for a near€1 billion data centre, a planning inquiry has heard. E(...)

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