Marian House, which is located next to the congregation’s headquarters, Kimmage Manor, is due to close.

The religious congregation that founded some of Ireland’s best-known fee-paying schools is closing its Dublin nursing home due to costs, forcing elder(...)

St Peter’s mother and baby home, Castlepollard, Co Longford. A stairs in the home led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies being taken away. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A stairs in the mother and baby home in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies(...)

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As you read this there are people about to experience what will probably be the greatest shock of their lives. They are about to discover their parent(...)

When Vicki Ashman and her husband Ian sold their stake in an international law firm in 2013, they were looking at retirement in their 40s with their s(...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

JP Donleavy in March 2014 at his home, Levington Park in Co Westmeath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
JP Donleavy: a glorious freedom

With the death this week of JP Donleavy and the passing earlier this year of Anthony Cronin, the last living links to an era of Irish literature have (...)

‘The Visitor’ (oil-on-board) by Mark O’Neill €2,300

Auction Results Saturday (September 9th) Whyte’s, Dublin: “The Eclectic Collector” auction at Buswell’s Hotel. Some 80 per cent of lots sold. Lot 373(...)

 JP Donleavy at his home,  Levington Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

JP Donleavy, who has died at the age of 91, was best known as the author of The Ginger Man, the critically acclaimed comic masterpiece. It is estimate(...)

RTÉ newsreader Don Cockburn.  Photograph: RTÉ Archives

Don Cockburn, who has died in his native Dublin after a short illness, was for many years one of the most recognised faces in Ireland, as anchor of th(...)

A cartoon by “Kilroy” of  Dublin’s Archbishop John Charles McQuaid running a family planning clinic, one of the items up for auction.

Auctions of historical memorabilia can shed fascinating light on aspects of social, political and economic history. Sometimes cartoons depict a story (...)

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