Derek Farrell

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Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said Traveller identity must be given legal protection. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Traveller identity must be given legal protection, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. It “must be shielded, protected and foste(...)

Victims of the Hutch-Kinahan feud: (clockwise from top left): Gary Hutch, David Byrne, Eddie Hutch, Michael Barr, Martin O’Rourke and Noel Duggan.

The murder of Noel Kirwan a brings to 11 the number of victims of the feud between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs since last September. The victims, a(...)

Victims of the Hutch-Kinahan feud:  (clockwise from top left): Gary Hutch, David Byrne, Eddie Hutch, Michael Barr,  Martin O’Rourke and Noel Duggan.

The feud between the Hutch and Kinahan gangs has claimed seven lives since last September - six of them in the last four months. Here, we profile the(...)

 The cuts in Traveller education were made because it was easy to do. The masses would not be taking to the streets to protest. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Years ago, my husband and I got lost one evening in an unfamiliar part of the country. We had driven past a graveyard and turned up a boreen, only to (...)

At the funeral of Thomas, Sylvia, Christopher, Jim and Mary Connors in The Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, Sandyford. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The Lynch and Connors children had played together in their uncle’s garden last Friday week – the afternoon before the fire that would take their live(...)

Willie Lynch, Tara Gilbert and Jodie (9) who died in the fire in Carrickmines.

Two boys, aged 14 and six, whose parents Sylvia and Thomas Connors died in the fire at Carrickmines on Saturday morning, remain in hospital. One is in(...)

 Emergency services at the scene of the fire at a halting site in Carrickmines, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

President Michael D. Higgins has expressed his shock and sadness at the deaths of ten people including a six-month-old baby at a halting site in south(...)