I dtuarascáil na bliana seo atá le foilsiú ar an Déardaoin an 28ú Feabhra áireofar ainmneacha a bhfuil síneadh fada iontu, don chéad uair ó 1964.  Grianghraf: Getty

Foclóir: Príomh-Oifig Staidrimh - Central Statistics Office, cinneadh - decision, anuraidh - last year, deimhnigh - confirm, uirlis - tool, leanúnacha(...)

Model Laura Lacole and footballer Eunan O’Kane outside the High Court in Belfast where a landmark legal case by the pair to secure official recognition of their humanist wedding is due to be heard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A model and an international footballer seeking legal recognition of their humanist wedding are being denied rights afforded to religious couples, a c(...)

The Data Protection Commissioner’s threat of legal action unless Dublin City Library and Archive voluntarily removed the database was heavy-handed.

On Friday, August 12th, as part of research into an ongoing intestacy matter, I searched Dublin City Library and Archive’s (DCLA) online historic ele(...)

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys: says the State needs to make huge efforts to prevent, root out and revoke bogus marriages that follow deportation orders. Photograph: Eric Luke

A significant number of sham marriages have taken place after one of the parties has been issued with a deportation order, the Department of Justice (...)

There is confusion with titles in many areas of the health sector. Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s in a name? Quite a lot it turns out. Earlier this month, at a fitness to practise hearing, it was reported that consultant radiologist Dr Dawa(...)

My great-grandmother, aged 18 and standing tall

We define ourselves largely in relation to our family, even – or perhaps especially – when that family isn’t one we feel part of. Whether you adore(...)

The recent mapping at irishtimes.com/ancestor of all General Register Office births between 1864 and 1913 (see bit.ly/1HL3gF9) brought us a massive in(...)

Here are some of the signs that you’re doing too much genealogy. You see names. So many many names. As a result, in order to stay sane, you have train(...)

An infant’s  shoes are held up at  a march of 300 people from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs on Mespil Road to Government Buildings to protest about the death of babies at the Tuam mother-and-baby home.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 80 per cent of the 796 children who died in the Bon Secours mother and baby home in Tuam did not live to see their first birthday. Figur(...)

Irish Roots

I was in the National Archives the other day looking at the Galway 1821 census fragments, when it occurred to me that I shouldn’t be there. I should (...)

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