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Kerry babies case: Joanne Hayes, whom 43 “important men” methodically flayed on the tribunal stand

Fallen women. Bold girls. Silly, stupid girls. Poor, unfortunate girls. They were part of the fabric of life in the Ireland of the 1980s. The unmista(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

 Peter Murphy, son of late Bishop of Galway Eamonn Casey was 17 when his story was made public. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe

A self-help website set up in Ireland to assist children of Catholic priests has been contacted by women of all ages from around the world, ranging fr(...)

The original cast of “Eclipsed”: Margaret O’Sullivan, Elizabeth Byrne, Orla McGovern, Tristan Gribbon, Beverly Bishop. Front: Nicole Rourke and Carol Hunt. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

“Dear Ellen, I see where you are looking for some information about the Magdalene laundry. I was in the Magdalene laundry for a good many years and I (...)

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan after winning gold:  “We did it, we beat the Brits, what did I tell ye, said Mark afterwards. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

There was even a spell in the morning when Skibbereen was topping the European Championship medal table, holding off the challenge of all of Romania a(...)

We can only marvel at the brilliance of social engineers who managed to protect their property, customs and traditions by using shame to control women who became pregnant in the ‘wrong’ cirumstances. Photograph: iStock

Shame. The word occurs with terrible frequency in all the stories about mother and baby homes. Justine McCarthy, in her magisterial Sunday Times colum(...)

Bishop Eamonn Casey at the papal youth Mass in Galway in 1979. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Along with his mitre, Bishop Eamonn Casey wore many other hats during his career. He was said to have been perturbed when appointed a young bishop of (...)

 Nawal Kabouche-Kouadri and Philip Donovan at furniture shop  The Big Up in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Nawal Kabouche-Kouadri arrived in Ireland 10 years ago the Celtic Tiger was still roaring, “and I discovered the skip”, she says. She didn’t know(...)

Gay Byrne was the first broadcaster in Ireland to instigate telephone technology as part of what we now know as ‘talkback radio’. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Gaybo changed Ireland: discuss!” That’s the question broadcast historian Dr Finola Doyle O’Neill set for herself, and her conclusion is emphatic. “G(...)

Red Cliff House has had quite a history. Perched at the the water's edge on the Dingle Peninsula, it offers 180-degree views from Inch Beach round (...)

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