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Mothers chatting at the entrance to a tenement building in Dublin, circa 1945. The contraceptive pill arrived in Ireland in 1963, however contraception was not legalised here until 1980 Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Redemptorist “How many children have you?” asked The big Redemptorist. “Six, Father.” “The last, When was it born?” “Ten months ago.” “I cannot a(...)

Members of the public can contact the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515

A woman has been banned from keeping pets for life after an abused dog and the rotting carcass of another dog was found on her premises. Natalija Si(...)

Rebecca Taylor, Nadine Kelly and Katie Flaherty all from Ballinasloe, Co Galway at the 2017 ploughing championships. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Michael D Higgins officially opened the 87th National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday. Traffic is reported to be a little busy approach(...)

Michelle Fowler at home in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A separated mother of two has spoken of her distress after a man acting on behalf of Permanent TSB called to her home shortly before 9pm on a Friday n(...)

Healthy towns Wexford town is this year’s “Healthy Town”. Now in its seventh year, the Healthy Town initiative is an eight-week free public programme(...)

Mary McKenna: “Somebody said to me ‘you don’t make money for the first three years’ and I said ‘who made up that rule’.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the back wall of Mary McKenna’s office hangs a Ten Commandments-type edict – a poster with the guidelines by which she runs her business. Instead o(...)

Asylum-seeker Ibrahim Sorie Kabba has sent out numerous job applications since he received his new work permit last month. Fluent in English and French, he is hoping to find a job in customer service.

Ibrahim Sorie Kabba has sent out numerous job applications since he received his new work permit last month. Fluent in English and French, he is hopin(...)

 Coombe hospital: the bishops have no say in any maternity hospital in the State. None are run by the church. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Agitation over the Catholic bishops Code of Ethical Standards for Healthcare in recent weeks was greatly exaggerated. Relevant healthcare facilities (...)

Gardaí believe Keyleigh Loren may be in the Portlaoise area. Photograph: Garda Press Office

A teenager who had been missing from her home in Co Kildare has been located safe and well. Gardaí had been seeking the public’s help in tracing Key(...)

Gardaí have reopened the M7 motorway after closing it to examine the scene of an crash which resulted in a man being hospitalised overnight in Co Laoi(...)

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