Frances Black

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Singer Mary Coughlan at home in Wicklow for magazine feature. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The singer spent years ‘in deep sadness and a lot of anger’ but honesty, openness and music got her through On Mary Coughlan’s kitchen table the(...)

 Palestinians collect their belongings after Israeli forces demolished their house in the occupied West Bank city of Yatta, claiming it was built without permision. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun/EPA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted that the Occupied Territories Bill will not be included in any new programme for government. Mr Coveney reiterate(...)

Senator Frances Black: “We have an opportunity; we can show leadership.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The future of a proposed ban on the importation of Israeli goods produced in Palestinian territories has emerged as a sticking point in the talks on g(...)

Sunrise in the Dollymount area of Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mental health charity Pieta House is bolstering itself for a further surge in calls over the coming weeks and months as lockdown measures are eased an(...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

To become a temporary agent, the recipient must complete a required form which is available from the post office. File photograph: The Irish Times

An Post will allow a proxy to pick up social welfare payments on behalf of people who cannot venture out because of the coronavirus. In the event of(...)

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday morning.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday (...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

In the North, 94,000 people are waiting for more than a year for a consultant compared to just 3,364 in England though England has 30 times the population of Northern Ireland. Photograph: iStock

A united Ireland is “unlikely to ruin the State” and could cost less than people assume, an economist at the Economic and Social Research Institute (E(...)

Ireland soccer player James McClean, also a signatory. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/©INPHO

More than 1,000 representatives of civic society across Ireland and among the diaspora have signed an open letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar calling fo(...)

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