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 Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Blanchardstown’s history stretches back to its inclusion in the Barony of Castleknock, which stretched from Cabra out as far west as Clonee in Co Meat(...)

Yvonne Watterson in Arizona: 'I was born in Northern Ireland and own a British passport (to be on the safe side), as well as an Irish passport; my American permanent residency card clearly states Ireland as my country of birth; and my birth certificate states my birthplace as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.'

I am ambivalent about St Patrick’s Day, not sure what it is about March 17th that renders so many people Irish, or some version of it, that I do not r(...)

Yvonne Watterson with her mother Betty: ‘Happy Mother’s Day, ma. And thank you. It all makes sense now.’

I have worked in education long enough that it is not uncommon for me to encounter former students, some of whom are now married with careers and chil(...)

Former Tánaiste Joan Burton  arrives at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in May last year for  the trial of   men  who were charged with  falsely imprisoning  her and her adviser at a water charges protest in Jobstown in 2014. They were later acquitted. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda’s rescue of former tánaiste Joan Burton of Labour and her assistant from a 2014 anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, meant the op(...)

Alleged members of the paedophile ring are based in locations across Munster.

Gardaí investigating a major paedophile ring uncovered in Munster believe some of its child victims were groomed from birth to be abused. Almost 20 c(...)

Shane Lowry  man must finish at least seventh in the Valspar Championship, Tampa, to earn a spot in the WGC Matchplay Championship. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Another week, another deadline for Shane Lowry; and the Offaly man will aim to avoid any disasters over the stretch of holes known as the Snake Pit – (...)

A snow plough tries to clear the N11 at Glen of the Downs on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí were called out to rescue dozens of motorists who failed to heed the warnings not to venture out during the most extreme weather overnight on T(...)

Commuters make their way in the snow this in Lucan, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Many key transport networks across the country will be shut down for large parts of Thursday and in some cases into Friday due to continuing blizzard-(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Photograph:  Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares rose on Monday, with gains across bourses and industry sectors, as the focus gradually shifts from the earnings season to monetary pol(...)

Catherine Nevin  entering the Central Criminal Court during her trial. She  was given a life sentence in April 2000 after being found guilty of murdering her husband Tom. Photograph: Collins

It was in October 2016 that I received a call informing me that Catherine Nevin had been diagnosed with cancer, that she had been given months to live(...)

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