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Technical Director at iDonate in Co Galway, Alan Coyne, who designed the eSign process which has been approved by  Revenue

A new digital charity tax-back initiative, which could help charities receive millions of euro in additional income, has begun operation. A Co Galway(...)

Daniel Pereira from Brazil, his wife Beatriz, son Eóghan (five months old) and Ethan (3.5 years old) from Gorey, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

It was January 2018 and Daniel Pereira had just finished his shift at the local restaurant in Gorey when he noticed two unfamiliar men at the back of (...)

The Department of Education said it has granted emergency funding to nine schools facing insurance cost increases

Nine special education schools received emergency funding from the State because they were threatened with closure as a result of spiralling insurance(...)

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Popular “family-tree” websites such as ancestry.com and myheritage.com could provide a model for the Government to help identify human remains at the (...)

Historian Catherine Corless holds a list of names of missing children from the mother-and-baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam. File photograph:  Reuters

Latest DNA extraction and analysis techniques enable genetic profiles of remains that are thousands of years old to be identified. Vast amounts of gen(...)

‘I saw one child with her head in her phone who was nearly hit by a car. It was a near miss.’ Photograph: iStock

A few months ago, students at St Brogan’s College in the west Cork town of Bandon participated in a survey on their use of digital media and its effec(...)

The Catholic Archbishop of Tuam said Athlone woman Marion Carroll ‘was healed here at Our Lady’s Shrine’ during a visit in September 1989. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Catholic Church has said it formally recognises that a woman was “healed” at Knock 30 years ago. Athlone woman Marion Carroll had claimed she was(...)

Gardaí, ambulance services and local fire services were called to the scene of a serious collision involving a car and a van  shortly after 1am on Monday. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man in his 30s has died following a road collision in Milltown, Co Galway in the early hours of Monday morning. Gardaí, ambulance services and loc(...)

Pope Francis lights a candle at the Knock Shrine in Co Mayo last year. It is 140 years today since 15 local people said they  saw an apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, and a lamb in the village. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/AFP/Getty Images.

It was very wet that evening in Knock on August 21st, 1879, 140 years ago today, when 15 local people saw the apparition of Mary, St Joseph, St John t(...)

Stay with Me, which opens in the Aula Maxima, is a group art exhibition which brings together the work of 20 artists and survivors who felt compelled to create artwork in response initially, to the tragic story of the Tuam Babies. Photograph: Olivia Kelleher/UCC

A new exhibition which seeks to honour and remember all those who suffered in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, mother and baby homes, and industrial sch(...)

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