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Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

Work under way at the site of the World Meeting of Families Phoenix Park Mass with Pope Francis.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The ringing of bells usually indicates celebration, but bells also alert communities to imminent danger. When Pope Francis is welcomed by President Mi(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan journeys to Derry, Alabama and Washington

The march of progress has always followed a circuitous route. It does have some defined meeting points, though. In the case of the pivotal Northern Ir(...)

A transatlantic Aer Lingus flight has been forced to return to Dublin with a technical issue.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

A transatlantic Aer Lingus flight was forced to return to Dublin with a technical issue on Tuesday night. Flight EI-145 departed Dublin shortly befor(...)

US president Woodrow Wilson set up the Committee on Public Information after the US declared war on Germany in April 1917.

A surprising upsurge in the recruitment of the Irish in the last months of the first World War may have been down to American propaganda, it has been (...)

A Catholic church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The church   covered up child sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in the state over a period of 70 years, a report has found. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/New York Times

Bishops and other leaders of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over a period of 70 years, persu(...)

The herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate, is manufactured by the Monsanto company, a unit of German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, in St Louis, USA. Photograph: Steffen Schmidt/EPA

The weedkiller glyphosate, which is sold under the trade name Roundup, will continue to be licensed for use in Ireland in spite of a US court awarding(...)

The topic of period pain and associated conditions, often filed under ‘women’s problems’, is being discussed more openly. Photograph: iStock

Sometimes it feels like taboos are being smashed on an almost daily basis, with movements such as #MeToo bringing about a huge cultural shift in how w(...)

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, discusses the 6.7 per cent growth in visitors to Ireland in the first half of the year with Minister for Tourism Shane Ross and Joan O’Shaughnessy, chairwoman of Tourism Ireland in the grounds of Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Chris Bellew, Fennell Photography

Brexit continues to be the dominant concern for the Irish tourist trade and the fall in the value of sterling has made holidays here more expensive fo(...)

Bitcoin touched below $6,000 (€5,260) and dozens of smaller digital tokens including Ether retreated as this month’s sell-off in cryptocurrencies sho(...)

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