Alison Healy

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One Washington-based letter writer wrote several times to taoiseach Charles Haughey, urging him to use the writings of L Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Chris Ware/Getty Images

Scientology could have ended the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Encouraging the mass migration of Irish citizens from the Republic to Northern Ireland (...)

The Garda branch of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association travelled with their families to Rome in September 1956, where they were granted an audience with Pope Pius XII. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Garda pilgrimage to Rome left a trail of angry hoteliers and bus operators in its wake after the Italians were not paid for their services, State pa(...)

Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan’s unusual saffron meringue cake

Are there still sweets in the Roses and Quality Street tins (that aren’t the squishy soft ones that are always last to be eaten)? Well, you probably h(...)

The hailstones were doing a merry dance on the bare toes and sparkly Louboutin shoes of model Rosanna Davison. “It’s mind over matter,” she said, smil(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett faces the prospect of a motion of no confidence moved by Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett is expected to speak to Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin by telephone this evening in an effort to resolve his row with (...)

BPA,  a chemical   found in a range of plastic products, has been found to pose no health risk to consumers of any age.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has welcomed a finding that the chemical Bisphenol A poses no health risk to consumers of any age. The com(...)

Members of Grange Gymnastics with Dr James Reilly at the Irish Childhood Bereavement Conference at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dealing with childhood bereavement is vital, but it hasn’t been given the sort of attention it deserves, Minister for Children James Reilly has said.D(...)

The temporary appointment of a Fine Gael member to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art has escalated into a major political embarrassment for the Government and for Taoiseach Enda Kenny whose leadership was described as ‘disgusting’ by one of his own backbench TDs. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

The temporary appointment of a Fine Gael member to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art has escalated into a major political embarrassment for (...)

 President Michael D Higgins with “Bud and Michael” during the Horse Ploughing Competition at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships was described as “the most beloved rendezvous in Ireland’s rural calendar” when President Michael D Higgins opene(...)

Fine Gael’s Brendan Weld topped the poll in Co Kildare with 1,701 votes. File photograph: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

The Kildare count ended at 3.10am today with the election of three candidates from the Celbridge-Leixlip area. At 2.30am, Fine Gael’s Joe Neville took(...)

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