Street art in the Grand Canal Basin area of Dublin. Dublin City Council is to commission five other such works. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Five prominent Dublin city locations are to be given a makeover by “street artists” to celebrate the reopening of the city as Covid-19 restrictions ar(...)

a HSE spokeswoman said it was reviewing the list of options based on the feedback it had received and would update it accordingly. Photograph: Getty

The HSE is to change its online Covid-19 vaccination portal after a user pointed out it does not allow those registering to enter a non-white Irish e(...)

According to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities there were 240,006 domestic electricity customers in arrears in February, along with 112,833 gas customers. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of families face potential “bill shock” when a moratorium on gas and electricity disconnections is lifted this week, the St Vinc(...)

  Convoking a synod that is led by lay people will make demands on both clergy and laity. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Catholic bishops have announced they will initiate what they call a synodal process and this move seems to have fairly widespread support. (...)

  Newlyweds Willie Stokes and Shelby Kelly   leaving Longford Court, where they appeared relating to their wedding last week. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The groom, catering firm and parents of a bridal party have issued a “full and frank” apology for their part in the staging of an “illegal” wedding re(...)

Majella Connolly, who was born in St Patrick’s mother and baby home on the Navan Road, places a child’s shoe on a tree at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A tense negotiation is in prospect as the Government seeks a significant financial contribution from Catholic and Church of Ireland leaders for a new (...)

The Society of St Vincent de Paul says: ‘The fact that we have had to keep our shops closed means we cannot take in items people want to donate, and we cannot provide the items for sale to families who need them.’ Photograph: iStock

The ongoing closure of charity shops and cheaper retailers like Penneys is causing “huge hardship” among poorer households, a leading charity is warni(...)

During Covid-19, over a third of one parent families had to cut back on heating or had fallen behind on bills, and 25 per cent had cut back on food due to the additional financial pressures associated with school closures. Photograph:iStock

More than two in five adults have experienced financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. The pandemic has l(...)

Varenth Krishna Kumar, pupil at St Mary’s National School (front), and (from left to right) his sister Veenosha, mother Anne and father Krishna. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Schools attended by some of the State’s poorest children are struggling to help pupils re-adjust to life in organised education and catch up on their (...)

Lives Lost: Fr Tom Cunningham from Omagh, Co Tyrone, 1929-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

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