Oghenetano John Uwhumiakpor: “My 16-year-old son is keen to leave this country; not to study but to go and live abroad for good. He’s not really comfortable with what’s going on here.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Oghenetano John Uwhumiakpor was in his late teens when his sister underwent female genital mutilation (FGM). He recalls overhearing as a young child t(...)

 Fianna Fáil Councillor Abul Kalam Azad Talukder. Photograph: Brendan Gleeson

As the first Muslim councillor elected in Limerick, Abul Kalam Azad Talukder has had his fair share of doubters. “Before my election I did have peopl(...)

 An artist’s impression of Bartra Capital Property Group’s  proposed development at Eblana Avenue, Dún Laoghaire.

Residents objecting to a five-storey, 208-room co-living housing block in Dún Laoghaire have described the plans by the developers as “callous”. An B(...)

Members of the staff group BBC Pride – wearing BBC branded T-shirts – are to join the procession on Saturday. It is the first time the BBC has taken part in the annual event. Photograph: iStock

A former BBC boss has criticised the corporation for taking part in this weekend’s Pride parade in Belfast. Writing in the letters page of the Belfas(...)

Bartra Capital  images of  proposed coliving development at Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire.

Proposals for the largest co-living apartment complex in the State have been given the green light by planning authorities with work on the Dún Laogha(...)

 Gino Kenny TD; Richard Boyd Barrett TD; Cllr Fiona Ferguson, Old Park, Belfast; Brid Smith TD; and Gerry Carroll MLA, West Belfast, at the People Before Profit agm in Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If the Green Party “wastes the huge surge in support” it received in May’s local elections by “propping up Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil” after a general e(...)

A spokesman for the company said Go-Ahead had higher targets than Dublin Bus (pictured). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Go-Ahead Ireland, which operates more than 20 bus routes across Dublin, is being fined for failing to adequately deliver services it was contracted to(...)

Recent debates around #MeToo and abortion have forced many young women to reckon with past traumas. Photograph: Getty Images

Last week, the EU agency Eurofound published an in-depth report examining young people and their mental health and wellbeing. Specifically, it focused(...)

Tony O’Reilly jnr, CEO of Providence Resources. The company’s  investors face an agonising wait until Monday to see if a Chinese backer of its plan to deliver Ireland’s first commercial oil field is still on board.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Battle-weary investors in Tony O’Reilly jnr’s Providence Resources face an agonising wait until Monday to see if a Chinese backer of its plan to deliv(...)

Zoe Flynn (24) was ‘quick-witted, sharp and a very strikingly beautiful lady’ who also carried ‘great sadness’, her funeral in Ballyfermot, Dublin heard on Friday.

Zoe Flynn (24) was “quick-witted, sharp and a very strikingly beautiful lady” who also carried “great sadness”, her funeral in Ballyfermot, Dublin hea(...)

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