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Fr Tony Coote’s coffin is carried out of the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, at his funeral Mass. Photograph: Tom Honan

David Coote wanted people to know that his brother Fr Tony Coote died peacefully, 18 months after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “He was(...)

Celebrating the 1994 IRA ceasefire in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Provisional IRA called its ceasefire 25 years ago on this date (August 31st, 1994). There might be a memory that after more than 3,000 deaths, of (...)

‘Atmospheric’ thriller: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star in crime drama Dublin Murders, a BBC-RTÉ co-production.

Dublin Murders, an eight-part adaptation of Tana French’s bestselling crime novels, and a second series of Cork-set comedy The Young Offenders headlin(...)

Senior advisor and son-in-law to US president Donald Trump, Jared Kushner (right). File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The Democratic-led US house judiciary committee on Thursday voted to authorise subpoenas for a dozen witnesses including president Donald Trump’s son(...)

Outgoing US acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan: Mark Esper, army secretary and  former Raytheon executive, is set to take his role. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration for the post of Pentagon chief, making him the latest person to leave a (...)

Jane Brennan: ‘I feel him here in a very benign way. He is still around’

‘I’m surrounded by Tom here,” says Jane Brennan. “His presence is everywhere. It’s very strong.” We’re sitting in their sitting room in Rathgar. The p(...)

Johann van Graan: “In terms of the playing group, the management and the people involved in Munster rugby we’re going to give it everything we’ve got this weekend.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Saturday’s Pro14 semi-final between Leinster and Munster will assuredly hinge largely on how the former react to their first defeat in a European fina(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and artist Vera Klute, having unveiled the Luke Kelly statue in Dublin 1, on January 30th, 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We all have our heroes, some of us may even do heroic things, but it is not given to everyone to have a statue erected in their memory, never mind two(...)

Former US attorney general Jeff Sessions. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/File Photo

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report builds upon dozens of interviews, notes and communications to piece together what was happening inside US pres(...)

Outgoing US Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles was appointed by President Donald Trump to lead the agency in April 2017. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/AFP/Getty Images

The White House announced the departure of the head of the Secret Service on Monday, less than 24 hours after the abrupt resignation of homeland secur(...)

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