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Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F Kennedy, was inducted into the Irish-America Hall of Fame during the Kennedy Summer School in 2018. Photograph: Mary Browne

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact on Irish tourism with news that two of the country’s best-known summer schools have been postponed because o(...)

The council has estimated that the bridge will see up to 3.9 million users a year and result in a cutting of journey times of 1.8 minutes per day which will equate to savings of €11.20 per hour

Cork City councillors will choose the name of the latest bridge to be constructed across the River Lee on Monday with a leading Irish-American trade u(...)

M&C Saatchi described Limerick as “a city region that is undergoing an exciting transformation”.

Global creative agency M&C Saatchi has been assigned with creating a new brand for Limerick that will “reflect its resurgence as a thriving econom(...)

Portrait of Florence Kelley by AN Hardy

Florence Kelley’s pioneering work in improving working conditions for women and children in the industrial heartlands of the United States will be hig(...)

Born Mary Harris in Cork in 1837, Mother Jones  immersed herself in the struggles of American miners earning herself the nickname “the most dangerous woman in America”.

Ties will be cemented this summer between an American group and a group set up in Cork to honour locally-born US labour activist, Mother Jones, when s(...)

The ongoing direct provision controversy sees some 4,000 asylum seekers remaining in designated centres awaiting a decision on their status.

The treatment of asylum seekers in Ireland will be addressed by former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness as part of this year’s Mother Jones Fe(...)

Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones)  poses with a five-tiered cake in celebration of her 100th birthday, May 1st, 1930. Photograph:  FPG/Getty Images

The naming of Cork born Mother Jones beside Ernesto Ché Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi and Leon Trotsky among the world’s greatest revolutionaries is testame(...)

Fr Peter McVerry said he saw the award as an acknowledgement that homelessness remains a hugely important issue in Irish society. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigner for the homeless, Fr Peter McVerry was on Thursday honoured with the Spirit of Mother Jones Award in Cork and said he saw it as an acknowle(...)

The Birmingham Six after their release in London in 1991, with Chris Mullin  (centre, with scarf) outside the Old Bailey. File photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Former British Labour Party MP and author Chris Mullin will speak about the lessons that can be learned from the case of the Birmingham Six at a summe(...)

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jones (pictured), new research has established.

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jo(...)

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