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Maeve Binchy at home in Dalkey, Co Dublin,  in September 2006.

“Men like fat, cuddly women. Men like women without make-up. Men like women in midi-length clothes. Everyone looks better in summer than winter. Pregn(...)

The manufacturing sector is the second largest employer in Ireland and accounts for 450,000 jobs. Photograph: Getty Images

A new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre launched earlier this year will help Ireland play a leading role in the global smart manufactur(...)

Participants in the ‘Leadership for Life’ conference at Maynooth University: standing from left, Karina Tropman, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, DeAlbert Shepherd, New York, Ashling Dunphy, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, and Callum Maxwell, Oldcastle, Co Meath; front row from left, Liadh Hennessy, Ballineen, Co Cork, Fergal Flood, Monaghan and Rebecca Battle, Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The young people of today . . . ” is a sentence that rarely ends well. It usually signals a rant about teenagers’ obsession with technology, abuse o(...)

View across White Park Bay and Portbraddan, Causeway Coast, Co Antrim.  Photograph: Gareth McCormack

This highly enjoyable walking route is the most fulfilling way to explore the unique natural attractions of the north Antrim coast. The 40,000 hexagon(...)

Photograph: Cecilie Arcurs/iStock

A major concern for churches in Ireland and beyond is the declining participation of young people. This is not confined to Ireland, as a recent surv(...)

In general the Tusla audit found that the congregations had made substantial improvements in adhering to and implementing child abuse management guidelines.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Sixteen out of 135 Catholic congregations in Ireland had “unsatisfactory” child protection procedures in place to the end of 2015, according to an aud(...)

Westfield chairman Sir Frank Lowy and his son Peter talk via video-link as his other son Steven listens on during a media conference in Sydney on Tuesday. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Westfield, the developer behind shopping centres in London and New York, has agreed to be acquired by France’s Unibail-Rodamco in a $24.7 billion deal(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

Gemmologist and jewellery designer Emma Gregory, from Skerries, Co Dublin, has lived in Bangkok for 11 years

Emma Gregory, originally from Skerries, Co Dublin, has lived in Bangkok, Thailand for 11 years. She is a qualified gemmologist and jewellery designer (...)

Real efforts were made by the sisters of Our Lady of Charity to “do something” for the girls and younger women.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Recent research in Dublin, Caen, Angers and Rome, has put into the public domain new information on the Magdalene laundries of St Mary’s High Park and(...)

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