A line of police officers look for evidence at the scene in London, Ontario. Photograph: Geoff Robins/The Canadian Press via AP

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has promised to take more action to dismantle far-right groups after a hate-motivated attack that killed four (...)

Among the star witnesses to the American Committee on Conditions in Ireland were Muriel MacSwiney, the wife of Terence MacSwiney who died on hunger strike in Brixton Prison in October 1920, and Terence MacSwiney’s sister Mary. They are among the women pictured in at a memorial service in the Polo Grounds in New York. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

In the early months of 1920, prominent Americans came together to bring international attention to Ireland’s campaign for independence. Their belief i(...)

Tommy Hilfiger’s Grafton Street store will not be reopening today. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Today is the day non-essential retail finally gets to reopen; but while many shop owners around the country will be gratefully pulling up the shutters(...)

The 68-page senior-cycle reform report acknowledges that the emphasis on final exams is seen by many as causing a ‘negative backwash’ in teaching and learning. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New plans to reform the Leaving Cert include reducing the focus on stressful end-of-school exams in June and creating a “curriculum for all” that incl(...)

“I was slightly blushing behind my mask at some of the compliments,” declared Eamon Ryan on Wednesday after his speech to the Upper House on climate c(...)

The trade union Fórsa has sanctioned a ballot for industrial action in about a dozen State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and social services over pay restoration. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The trade union Fórsa has sanctioned a ballot for industrial action in about a dozen State-funded voluntary organisations that provide health and soci(...)

It can be hard to get a price for a coffin, but one made of less expensive wood with a flat lid and plain sides will be less costly. File photograph: The Irish Times

We don’t talk about death enough, a third of Irish people say. More women than men think that, according to an Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) survey. (...)

Many charities have been forced to cancel parts of their fundraising programme this year and are running alternative events that comply with social distancing rules.

Charities operating in Ireland are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been forced to cancel k(...)

Chris White (right), CEO of the  NCBI, speaks to demonstrators at the strike on Whitworth Road in Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Further strike action by workers in State-funded organisations providing health and social services is inevitable unless they receive restoration of p(...)

Fórse general secretary Kevin Callinan: ‘Section 39 workers were forced to organise and to threaten action to get a hearing. Modest progress was recorded. A process was agreed. Again the government failed to deliver last year.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

Staff in nearly a dozen State-funded organisations providing health and social services are to go on strike on Friday of next week, February 21st, in (...)

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