Joe Mcdonald

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Postman of 15 years Joe McDonald   meets many people in isolation and cocooning at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Helping isolated people comes naturally to most postal workers. “You’ll always get people who are lonely and all they’ll be looking for a bit of conve(...)

Warren Dempsey with a photograph of his sister Andrea. ‘I want people to come to this event to show they care.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A Dublin community that lost several young women to suicide recently is planning events to “bring people together, celebrate life and look out for eac(...)

Zoe Flynn (24) was ‘quick-witted, sharp and a very strikingly beautiful lady’ who also carried ‘great sadness’, her funeral in Ballyfermot, Dublin heard on Friday.

Zoe Flynn (24) was “quick-witted, sharp and a very strikingly beautiful lady” who also carried “great sadness”, her funeral in Ballyfermot, Dublin hea(...)

Young people standing in the mud and water and talking, during Woodstock in August, 1969. Photograph: John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

Anybody keen on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock deserves whatever comes their way. Fighting dysentery to the strains of the Paul Butter(...)

One well-placed source warned:  “Get Dublin wrong and Diarmuid Martin’s formidable legacy will be set at nought. And rapidly.” Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Speculation that the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin is about to step down has intensified following a recent interview, which observers felt re(...)

Pope Francis during his visit to Dublin last Saturday. The group expected a half an hour maximum, but the pope heard them out for an hour and a half. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The most extraordinary meeting in the long history of the Catholic Church in Ireland was a hastily arranged affair. Eight survivors of clerical abuse(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the stabbing at Oranmore Road, Ballyfermot. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parishioners at a church in west Dublin felt an “extraordinary sense of shock and real horror” at the news that a 72-year-old woman had been stabbed a(...)