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Colum Eastwood, leader of the SDLP, delivering the annual Parnell Commemoration Lecture and graveside oration,  at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politicians must demonstrate the same level of courage as the leaders of the civil rights movement half a century ago to ensure that powersharing gove(...)

Brendan Duddy was the first outsider ever to meet the IRA’s Army Council. Photograph: Trevor McBride

As a successful businessman, Brendan Duddy was used to being in the public eye, but his greatest achievement was for decades shrouded in the utmost se(...)

The funeral of Dr Edward Daly takes place at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Bishop of Derry Edward Daly “showed physical courage on Bloody Sunday and his moral courage was evident in his passionate struggle against viol(...)

 Paul Kelly, former  Console director:  talks are continuing to find a home for staff and services provided up to now by the defunct and discredited   charity. Photograph: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie

Discussions are continuing this weekend at the Department of Health to find a home for staff and services provided up to now by the defunct and discr(...)

Geoff Meagher, national president of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), said the organisation is seeing an “alarming level” of calls despite the recent improvement in the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Charities are continuing to suffer as a result of the economic crash with many reporting a significant decline in funding despite improving economic (...)

Colum Eastwood wins the SDLP leadership contest with new deputy leader Fearghal McKinney during the Party Conference last Saturday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Colum Eastwood, the 32-year-old new leader of the SDLP, has a mountain to climb to make his party relevant. On BBC this week, a Spotlight programme lo(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been  urged to prioritise additional spending for charitable services rather than funding cuts to income tax and the universal social charge. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Charities fear that they will be at the “back of the queue” for funding in Budget 2016 as the Government contemplates widespread tax cuts, according t(...)

Empty pot: charities are facing funding shortfalls after the departure of Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

From their modest base in Limerick city centre, Karen McHugh and the rest of the Doras Luimní team are helping new migrants integrate into Irish socie(...)

 Munster rugby player Denis Hurley with  NCBI shop manager Teresa O’Brien at the opening of the charity’s new shop in Cork.

The majority of registered charities have not yet engaged with the charity regulator, according to its chief executive. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, chi(...)

Candles for the victims of Germanwings Airbus fight sit on a table during a church service at the altar at the cathedral Notre Dame du Bourg  in Digne-les-Bains, France. Photgraph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Media coverage of the Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz, who flew 149 people and himself into a mountainside in the French Alps last Tuesday, has been (...)

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