The former Bishop of Galway, Dr Eamonn Casey, at his home in Shanaglish. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The new Bishop of Galway Michael Duignan (51) spoke with disarming frankness at his installation in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and (...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland with members of the 50 First Skates rollerskating group Georgia Stynes, Nicole Douglas and Kim Gavin at the launch of Brigit 2022. Photograph: Tom Honan

An inaugural day of celebration of the lives of women takes place in Dublin on Tuesday, the last St Brigid’s Day ahead of its designation next year as(...)

Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

Sinéad O’Connor. Photograph: Ellius Grace/New York Times

The music industry sexualises women artists as a way to silence them, Sinéad O’Connor says on the latest episode of the Irish Times Women’s Podca(...)

Joyce McSharry holding a photograph of her with her birth mother. Photograph : Laura Hutton

generations of people who were put through Ireland’s murky adoption system for children of unmarried mothers continue to battle for their identity.(...)

With schools closed, there are ample resourses online to help parents and students with home-based learning. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA

Here we go again. Three weeks? Three months? The truth is nobody – including the Department of Education – really knows how long the schools will be c(...)

Paddy Holohan, former UFC fighter and Sinn Féin councillor in his Gym in Tymon North, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On the wall of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in an industrial estate in Dublin 24, there’s a huge picture of the gym’s owner, the red-bearded MMA fight(...)

The footage from the Magdalene Laundry in Gloucester Street shows women in handmade costumes smiling and laughing as they dance around.

For many years Fr Jack Delaney was the chaplain to the Magdalene Laundry in Gloucester Street – now Seán MacDermott Street – in Dublin. He was also a(...)

 Activists in Argentina  disguised as characters from The Handmaid’s Tale.  In hellish, dystopian Gilead, handmaids are given the names of their captors as a way of obliterating their dignity. Photograph:  Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images

‘I tell myself it doesn’t matter, your name is like your telephone number, useful only to others; but what I tell myself is wrong – it does matter,” w(...)

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral in Dublin of an Irish man Joseph Tuohy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Joseph Tuohy was “forgotten in life and remembered in death”, mourners heard at the funeral of the man who died alone at the age of 83 in London last (...)

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