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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 (...)

 Michael O’Kennedy outside the Dáil in 2000. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Born: February 21st, 1936 Died: April 15th, 2022 Michael O’Kennedy, who has died aged 86, enjoyed a lengthy political career which included stints as(...)

Anton Savage: six months into the stewardship of his Saturday show, he is well-briefed and wryly observant, but above all, he’s an easy-going presence

In his on-air persona, Anton Savage comes across as so laid-back as to make horizontality seem uptight, so it’s surprising to discover that he’s a sti(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, being ushered from the room due to a security alert while he was speaking at a peacebuilding event organised by the John and Pat Hume Foundation at the Houben Centre in Belfast. Photograph: Hume Foundation/PA Wire

It might surprise many citizens of the Republic to learn their government is closely involved in ending loyalist paramilitarism. This comes under a po(...)

Racheal and her sister Christiana Diyaolu.

Carlow medical student Racheal Diyaolu has described the fear of passing through armed checkpoints during a three-day journey to flee war-torn Ukraine(...)

Author  Colm Keane (right) is pictured with Billy Bingham at the launch of one of his books. The writer and  former RTÉ staff member has died aged 70. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The death has taken place in Co Waterford of author and former RTÉ broadcaster Colm Keane. He was 70. Mr Keane was born in Youghal, Co Cork in 1951.(...)

President Michael D Higgins inspects the Guard of Honour 3 Infantry Battalion  at the State commemoration to mark the centenary of the handover of Dublin Castle, at Dame Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins has unveiled a plaque marking 100 years to the day since Dublin Castle was handed over by the British administration to th(...)

Ciara Mageean: ‘I love being from the North! I think we are a great bunch of people. I always think the friendliest people you can meet are in Belfast.’ Photograph:   Maja Hitij/Getty Images

She will turn 30 in March and has run races all over the planet without ever once losing the sense that Portaferry, postcard pretty on Strangford Loug(...)

Aerial view of Trinity College Dublin. The university has  secured key exemptions from  Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education.

Trinity College Dublin has secured key exemptions from sweeping Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education insti(...)

Charlie Bird: ‘I’m not as afraid now as I was when I first got my diagnosis because I have my family around me.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird has said an outpouring of public support has helped him surmount the distress of his recent motor neurone disease d(...)

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