Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph Reuters/Peter Nicholls

A project aimed at collecting the personal histories of people born at the Tuam mother-and-baby home was launched in Galway on Thursday. President of(...)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s statue of Parnell. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Shopping in Dunne’s recently, I overheard an interesting snippet of conversation in the aisles. It was before the blizzard-induced panic but, as it ha(...)

Hundreds attended a rally  organised by the Galway Anti-Racism Network  on Saturday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Criticism of the Government’s “minimalist” approach to removing the State’s absolute ban on asylum seekers working was voiced at a rally in Galway on (...)

John Cunningham (38), who has been undocumented in the US since 1999, was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials at a private residence in Boston on Friday

The Department of Foreign Affairs has urged undocumented Irish in the US “to remain calm” after a prominent Donegal man living illegally for 18 years (...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: will hear the views of young people at a conference in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Monday Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone will hear calls to protect children on both sides of the border from poverty at a (...)

Legal proceedings between ballroom dance partners over missing money have been settled. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Legal proceedings between ballroom dance partners, who struck up a life-long romance after meeting at an afternoon tea dance in Jury’s Hotel nearly 50(...)

Dr  Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: he said the new  National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health “has the potential to drive real change in an area where it is very much needed”.

The Ombudsman for Children has said the new National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health will need to ensure it delivers specific actions that will “make(...)

Members of Merlin College Choral Group from Galway and performers from Bui Bolg, Wexford, at the launch of the National Youth Strategy 2015-2020 at Bluebell Youth Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some €600,000 has been earmarked to combat unemployment among the most disadvantaged young people. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reil(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been  urged to prioritise additional spending for charitable services rather than funding cuts to income tax and the universal social charge. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Charities fear that they will be at the “back of the queue” for funding in Budget 2016 as the Government contemplates widespread tax cuts, according t(...)

Members of Boat to Vote, a group of Irish people returning from London to vote in the referendum in Dublin last May. Photograph: Dave Meehan

They say that youth is wasted on the young. What a load of rubbish. It seems like some of us have been waiting for generations for your youthfu(...)

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