Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

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(...)

Edward Bryan (65) appeared at Cork District Court on Monday where he was charged with a single count of indecently assaulting the boy. File photograph: Collins Courts

A former Christian Brother has been remanded on bail after he was charged with indecently assaulting a 14-year-old schoolboy while teaching in the Nor(...)

The entrance to the co-living space is to the rear of the former Bird's Nest orphanage.

A former Dún Laoghaire orphanage which was known locally as “The Bird’s Nest” is now being offered to the rental market as Dublin’s latest “luxury co-(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy said if Dublin continues to expand its population at existing rates, it will ‘end up sliding in the sea’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Presidential hopeful Gavin Duffy has called for the development of a rail, road and broadband corridor from Derry to Kerry to try and counter the grow(...)

Pope Francis during his visit to Dublin last Saturday. The group expected a half an hour maximum, but the pope heard them out for an hour and a half. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The most extraordinary meeting in the long history of the Catholic Church in Ireland was a hastily arranged affair. Eight survivors of clerical abuse(...)

Tom Humphries: the former Irish Times journalist pleaded guilty to two counts of defilement of a child and four counts of inviting a child to participate in a sexually explicit, obscene or indecent act.  Photograph: Courtpix

Pervert. Sicko child abuser. Journo beast. After Tom Humphries was, in the telling term favoured by the tabloids, “caged” for grooming and sexually ab(...)

 Roddy Doyle: “It’s actually very easy to live privately here, particularly as you get older.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Roddy Doyle is nearly 60. It seems hardly credible. The “bald man with glasses”, as he describes himself, seems timeless, forever of Commitments age. (...)

Rufino Varela:  says the pope, in his phone call, asked for pardon in the name of the church, and said, “Rufino, you have a mission [to expose abuse]”.

Pope Francis has phoned a man in Argentina following reports the man was sexually abused by an Irish priest who was chaplain at an elite Christian Bro(...)

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