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Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly with Paul Redmond  of the Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors at a press conference at Buswells Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors are planning to protest during the visit to Pope Francis to Ireland next August, founder member Paul R(...)

The year-long celebration marking the 125th anniversary of the start of the Irish language revival movement was among the topics presented to students on the Leaving Cert Irish paper one examination. Here Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Joe McHugh Minister of State for the Irish Language, with students from Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail Choir, Movill, Donegal at Government Buildings for the launch of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 last December. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Higher level students who prepared essay topics including Bliain na Gaeilge, the environment and the economy were not disappointed as all three ‘banke(...)

The Instagarden from Argos who have thought long and hard about what is trending in gardening.  File photograph: Getty Images

Argos goes green What with Chelsea just finished and Bloom just beginning and the arrival, finally, of some decent weather we’ve all gone garden mad.(...)

‘We felt an acute anger that we had to plan a surreptitious trip, that we had to leave behind our caring doctors and midwives.’

Walking around Dublin city at the moment involves negotiating an unsettling array of campaign posters: lampposts and billboards are covered in images (...)

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My parents chose my middle name, Brigid, as a homage to a beloved Irish saint. My dad had a devotion to St Brigid of Kildare, and growing up in Irela(...)

Aisling O’Sullivan and Brian Doherty in Annabelle Comyn’s production of ‘The Wake’, by Tom Murphy, at the Abbey Theatre in 2016. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In 2006, during a public interview, Tom Murphy enumerated the three most common questions asked of a playwright: How do you write a play? What’s your (...)

Tom Murphy in 1975: ‘His genius was to be able to create an immediate and vividly detailed social realism but somehow raise it to the heightened levels of the operas he loved so much.’ Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Tom Murphy was a prolific playwright who thought of himself as writing music for the spoken voice. “When I hear music, I hear an emotion. When I liste(...)

So far this year, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads and many more injured, some very seriously. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The statistics are stark. So far this year, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads and many more injured, some very seriously. Last year, 15 die(...)

Mayo’s David Nestor and  Tomas Meehan of Galway in the Connacht Football Championship final in Tuam in 1999. Photograph:

I met Stephen Rochford last week in the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, Co Mayo. It’s a typical small-town hotel, with some relics of auld decenc(...)

Advertisers will be keen to target owners of autonomous cars who will have nothing else to do behind the wheel

On the face of it, there’s only good news here. Autonomous cars are very much the coming thing, and they represent a potential future for motoring tha(...)

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