An ‘essential worker pass’ will be required for those travelling past Garda cordons during Saturday and Sunday

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has defended its decision to include the symbol of a cross on the pass needed by workers entering controlled zones in(...)

A sense of being loved in the community she grew up in brought artist Ger Kennedy back to her native Tramore after years abroad. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In 1960s Ireland, the telephone was an elusive luxury, so to get the update on her gravely ill baby daughter, Kathleen Kennedy had to go to the top of(...)

Steve Bradbury in his art studio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I’ve been pinching myself every day since last Christmas,” says Steve Bradbury, who gave up a career in corporate restructuring last year to concentr(...)

Tian Yu Lloyd at Holles Street hospital. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Chinese woman who miscarried in a Dublin hospital. A Polish man whose former girlfriend aborted their child without telling him. A Brazilian woman w(...)

The State’s health system will be unable to cope with the demand for additional surgical procedures if access to abortion is legalised, a group of anti-abortion doctors, nurses and midwives has said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The State’s health system will be unable to cope with the demand for additional surgical procedures if access to abortion is legalised, a group of ant(...)

Senator Frances Black  said  conditions in a Dublin hospital where her sister, singer Mary Black, was admitted resembled a “war zone”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Singer Mary Black was admitted to the emergency department of a Dublin hospital that resembled a “war zone’’, her sister has said. Independent Senato(...)

A 64-year-old patient has been waiting over four days for a bed in Tallaght hospital. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The emergency department at Tallaght hospital has been described as “dangerous and unsafe” by a consultant at the hospital with patients on trolleys b(...)

Flowers at the scene on Ranelagh Road, Dublin  where the body of Joanne Lee was discovered in a wardrobe. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Gardaí are gathering CCTV footage from a number of locations in Dublin that murdered woman Joanne Lee’s estranged husband has said they visited togeth(...)

 Danny Morrison with Gerry Adams  in west Belfast canvassing for the EEC elections in June 1984. Photograph: Pacemaker

I’m sure that there is a little nervousness within Sinn Féin as Gerry Adams steps down as president of the party, having led it to great electoral suc(...)

Sean O’Boyle:  A natural publisher, he took to the trade like a duck to water: first with Veritas, then establishing Columba Press as his own imprint

The death of Sean O’Boyle in a Dublin hospital after a long illness ends an era in Irish publishing. He was founder of Columba Press, which specialise(...)

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