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 (...)

Carmel Winters, producer of the film Float Like a Butterfly, at the Traveller Pride Awards  in the Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital where she presented the Charleville Women’s group from Cork with the award for arts and culture. Photograph: James Forde

A finalist from last month’s Ireland’s Got Talent competition was among eight winners at the annual Traveller Pride Awards in Dublin, presented on Thu(...)

The back wall of the Magdalene laundry on Gloucester Street in Dublin, which closed in 1996. The remaining structure was demolished last year. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/New York Times

This year, politicians must do what is right by survivors and family members of deceased victims of all forms of so-called historical abuse in Ireland(...)

Pope John Paul II waves to cheering crowds from his Popemobile. Running behind schedule, his planned  stop on Séan McDermott Street never happened. Photograph:  Anwar Hussein/ Getty Images

Pope Francis is to visit Seán McDermott Street in Dublin’s city centre briefly on Saturday, August 25th. During his 1979 visit to Ireland, Pope John (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin makes announcements regarding the Festival of Families. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

Mistakes were made where same sex-people were concerned in preparation for the World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has said. As th(...)

The exterior of the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ronan McGreevy A proposal to sell an old Magdalene laundry site in Dublin to a Japanese hotel chain for €14 million is likely to face serious opposi(...)

A shrine in the corner of part of the site of the former mother-and-baby home where the remains of an unknown number of infants were found buried, in Tuam. Photograph: Reuters

Survivors and family members of the 796 ‘Tuam babies’ warned on Sunday that the Irish authorities can expect public protests if they fail to carry out(...)

Grace Dyas at the Magdalene laundry site on Railway Street in north inner city Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I am digging here to find my baby. I am digging to find out the truth. But the sad thing is, as soon as I find out the truth, I will bury it again. So(...)

The exterior of the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott St in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Dublin city councillors are to meet on Wednesday to discuss plans to sell the former Magdalene laundry at Seán McDermott Street to a Japanese hotel ch(...)

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