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 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

A log cabin in a garden in  Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

Erecting log cabins or “sheds” in back gardens will not solve the housing crisis and will set a “dangerous precedent”, the Irish Planning Institute (I(...)

People Before Profit councillor John Lyons wants a change to the development plan so that families could provide accommodation for relatives who are facing high rents and homelessness. File photograph:James Forde

Unscrupulous landlords could provide substandard accommodation for vulnerable tenants if log cabins are permitted in back gardens of family homes, Dub(...)

Boramar 110 Rock Road Booterstown Co Dublin

For centuries, many merchants in Irish cities lived above their businesses. Travelling on the upper deck of buses in Dublin city today, the number of (...)

Pope Francis: towards the end of 2017, he named Fr Patrick Peyton as Venerable   in recognition of his “heroic virtue”. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/AFP/Getty Images

Relatives of an Irish-born priest who drew millions to his worldwide Family Rosary rallies in the 1940s and 1950s have confirmed his body is to be exh(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

Overhead potential? Dún Laoghaire’s George’s St. Photograph: Eric Luke

With a shortage of housing supply and a lengthy lead-in time before enough new homes are built, it makes sense to examine how the State might maximise(...)

A wreck of a market - a post-crash ghost estate

For Ann, it was a bunk in a hostel or the loss of a new, permanent job. That was her choice. She has spent weeks looking for a place to rent in Dubl(...)

The old towers of Ballymun: over the past two decades 36 blocks of 2,820 flats built in the 1960s, including seven 15-storey towers, have been demolished in area. Photograph: Alan Betson

A plan to govern the future development of Ballymun, with 2,000 more homes including a large proportion of houses for sale, has been approved by Dubli(...)

A loyalist charged in connection with two murders appeared in a Belfast court on Tuesday to receive the alleged evidence against him, after police gained access to an interview he gave to Boston College researchers.

A veteran loyalist charged in connection with two murders appeared in a Belfast court on Tuesday to receive the alleged evidence against him. Winston(...)

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