Jerome Mount

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 The remains of Shay Healy are carried into  the Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

“Wild flowers for the wild child” were laid on the wicker coffin of Shay Healy as the songwriter was laid to rest on Tuesday following his death at th(...)

Graves of those who died at    the Bethany home, in Mount Jerome Cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Church Missions (ICM) has said it “did not found, manage or finance any mother and baby homes”, after the Commission of Investigation into M(...)

 The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nine thousand children died in Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes between 1922 and 1998, including three-quarters of all the children born, or admitted t(...)

Smith family 1911

On Bloody Sunday morning 1920, 10-year-old Percival Smith answered the door to what he anticipated was a routine call at his father’s boarding house i(...)

It can be hard to get a price for a coffin, but one made of less expensive wood with a flat lid and plain sides will be less costly. File photograph: The Irish Times

We don’t talk about death enough, a third of Irish people say. More women than men think that, according to an Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) survey. (...)

Funeral of Níall Tóibín in Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Níall Tóibín was widely loved, and “the support from friends and extended family this past week has been tremendous”, the late actor’s son Seán said a(...)

Dermot Kelly, former Dáil correspondent at The Irish Times, has died

Former Irish Times journalist Dermot Kelly has died. Mr Kelly, originally from Mullingar, Co Westmeath worked as Dáil correspondent for the newspaper.(...)

Canon Robert Marsden

Canon Robert Marsden, one of the last Irish survivors of the second World War, has died aged 95. He was awarded France’s highest honour, the Chevali(...)

At a  celebration of Richard Lewis’s  life at Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Cemetery. From left,  Eileen Pearson, Mariad Whisker and Mary O’Carroll. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Members of Dublin’s fashion world turned out in force on Monday for the funeral in the Victorian Chapel in Mount Jerome of veteran designer Richard Le(...)

Angela Copley set up a support group for clerical child abuse survivors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Angela Copley, who set up a support group for clerical child abuse survivors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot, “mothered” many in the area, her son Derek recal(...)

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