Kathleen Quinn, Nan White, Margaret Foley and Bridie Byrne, at Our Lady of Lourdes Day Care Centre on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

If Pope Francis is looking for a life-affirming experience during his forthcoming visit, he could do a lot worse than drop into Our Lady of Lourdes Da(...)

The funeral of Noel Kirwan arrives at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The funeral has taken place in Dublin of Noel Kirwan, “an innocent man”, those who came to say goodbye to him were told, but the latest victim nonethe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Evan O’Brien after he turned on the Buckingham Street Christmas tree lights recently. Photograph: Eric Luke

If the emerging recommendations to the Ministerial Taskforce on the North East Inner City of Dublin are implemented over the next five to 10 years, an(...)

Terry Fagan of the North Inner City Folklore Project with some of the items stored in a boarded up flat in Sean McDermott Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Behind the ugly, graffiti-festooned steel door to an abandoned flat in St Mary’s Mansions on Dublin’s Seán McDermott Street, there is an Aladdin’s Cav(...)