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Strokestown residents Shane Lynskey and Annette Feeley: Their local branch of Bank of Ireland is to close in September.

News that two Bank of Ireland branches, less than 12km apart, are to close in Co Roscommon was met with anger and disappointment in the towns of Strok(...)

 Liam Reilly’s signature hat lies beside his coffin in a hearse outside St  Joseph’s Redemptorist Church, Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Mourners lined the route from singer-songwriter Liam Reilly’s home in Dundalk on Thursday as his funeral cortege passed to St Joseph’s Redemptorist Ch(...)

Teresa O’Sullivan holding a photograph of herself  aged 18 months. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Teresa O’Sullivan (63) clutches a photograph of herself aged 18 months. It is one of her most treasured possessions. The photograph was taken while (...)

In a Word: Suit

Don’t you just hate those ‘relative’ puzzles. As in “If Teresa’s daughter is my daughter’s mother, what am I to Teresa? (A) Grandmother (B) Mother (C)(...)

Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

In a Word . . .

“Too old for awe.” That’s what I told myself the other day. I had realised it has been a long, long time since I experienced any feeling of awe. Yea(...)

Tanya went through six months of chemotherapy after cancer was found in a tumour on her left leg

Hi, my name is Tanya and I’m a cancer survivor and amputee. But that’s not exactly the whole story. In February, 2007, as I was cycling through Drum(...)

Teresa McCreery: “I have seen women give birth, in the most difficult of circumstances, and I remain in awe of women’s resilience in adversity.”

A bright moon is shining into my room in Kirkuk. The street traffic is quiet tonight, but I can hear the chant of prayers from the mosque, despite the(...)

Reader has lost confidence in MacBook Pro after two breakdowns. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters/ File Photo

We got a mail from a reader called Noel who was writing on behalf of his wife who bought a MacBook Pro in November 2016 from Apple. “It broke down wit(...)

Declan Rice is of Irish descent through his father Séan, whose parents Margaret and Jack are from Douglas in Co Cork. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

West Ham United’s Declan Rice is perhaps the most promising player to come through the under-age Irish set-up in decades. At just 19, he can play as a(...)

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