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The Simon Community rough sleeper team serves food and hot drinks to homeless people at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s 7.30pm in Temple Bar. People rush to escape the rain, buffeted by strong winds. Tourists make their way into the warmth of nearby pubs. Workers m(...)

File photograph of veteran republican Ivor Bell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A veteran republican charged in connection with the murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville in 1972 is not medically fit to stand trial, a cour(...)

Affluence disparities in Ireland  are most stark in large urban areas, with the greatest gap in Dublin. While Dublin 2, described as “very affluent” scores 22.5, Darndale on the northside of the capital is “very disadvantaged” and scores -21.5, a gap of 44 points on the scale. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The concentration of rural poverty around small towns across the State is laid bare in the latest national deprivation index, published on Thursday by(...)

 Dr Brian Farrell  said that CSO data uses coroner data but that it should be possible to apply the balance of probabilities or clinical test in researching statistics to provide a more accurate count on the number of suicides every year. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Official statistics on suicides are not accurate and should include deaths where suicide is considered on a balance of probabilities, former Dublin Ci(...)

Sharon Groarke,  Bernie Kirwan and Catherine Wallace, support nurses at Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Being diagnosed with cancer can be the biggest shock of your life and coping with treatment and recovery is often a lonely journey – even if you are s(...)

The population of Drogheda and the surrounding area has topped 83,000

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has backed city status for Drogheda, Co Louth. The Louth TD said: “Yes, we have supported that for some time, myself an(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade has called for legislation that would define overcrowding and the remedies to prevent it as legislation covering fire safety, housing, building control and planning all deal with buildings but none address overcrowding directly. Photograph: Tom Honan

New legislation is required to target overcrowding in rented properties, Dublin Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer Pat Fleming has said after RTÉ’s und(...)

Fifteen houses were evacuated in the Moneymore estate in Drogheda. Image: Google Maps

Fifteen houses were evacuated by gardaí in Co Louth on Thursday after a possible explosive device was found during a house search. A Garda spokesman(...)

An image from the ‘RTÉ Investigates’ programme, broadcast on Thursday, showing slum-like conditions in rental properties across the State.

Substandard and severely over-crowded and dangerous rental accommodation has been exposed by a documentary broadcast on Thursday night. Dublin Fire B(...)

 Louth’s Eoin O’Connor holds off Donal Keogan of Meath during their Leinster championship encounter. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Newly appointed Louth manager Pete McGrath will be without the services of Eoin O’Connor for the 2018 season. The St Patrick’s clubman was Louth’s to(...)

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