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Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan: seven women ex-employees claimed frequent inappropriate touching, highly sexualised comments and workplace bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a dry, warm Wednesday evening in August 2012, a group of Gate Theatre employees gathered for a dinner party in the well-appointed Dublin home of Mi(...)

Adare Manor, which has been refurbished over an 18-month period

After an 18-month closure, the five-star Adare Manor and Golf Resort in Co Limerick will reopen to the public on Thursday. All the rooms have river, g(...)

Policy-makers in Ireland are examining options on how to fund higher education. Photograph: Getty Images

Third-level students in Ireland pay the second highest fees in Europe, according to a new report by the European Commission. While the UK has the high(...)

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan: “Certain cases will affect you more than others, but that’s human nature.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dr Linda Mulligan does not seem like the type of person who performs autopsies for a living. She’s warm, friendly too. When asked what attracted her (...)

Parliament Buildings at Stormont. There is  the suspicion that Sinn Féin is not really interested in reinstating the Executive because it wants to exploit the uncertainty of Brexit in order to further its united Ireland ambitions

It started with small things. A fishery protection vessel underwent a name change. Banríon Uladh became Queen of Ulster back in September 2016. The mo(...)

Water test used at part of witchcraft trials in the 17th century. Illustration from Ludicium aquae (trial by water), 1613 edition

Society has always feared powerful women. Witches have been a feature of folklore right across the globe, from the troll-whisperers of Scandinavia, to(...)

Breac.House, Donegal: When it came to the finishes and furniture, the aim was to highlight local and Irish design. “It was about somebody coming into a room and feeling connected to what they were looking at outside; that was it for us,” says Cathrine Burke.

There is often a gorgeous moment on holiday when you open the curtains to reveal a view that rushes into your soul like a restorative tonic; you then (...)

Gerry Adams: “A deal hasn’t been done because the DUP thus far are not prepared to embrace the rights-based agenda which has already been agreed in other times, and what we need is a delivery of all these commitments.”  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said an agreement can be reached in the Stormont talks on the restoration of powersharing if the DUP agrees to treat(...)

Campaign groups  had said making women travel  to take the pill denies them ‘clear potential advantages in terms of their wellbeing at what is often a very difficult time’

Women in Scotland are to be the first in the UK to be allowed to take the abortion pill at home. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has be(...)

The Houses of Parliament in London. The most recent study of UK house price growth found that in 85 per cent of local authority areas in London prices are falling. File photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA

While property prices continue to rise at an alarming rate here – latest estimates come in at around a 12 per cent increase year on year – the fortune(...)

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