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Parents Gerry and Celine Cunningham (centre) from Longwood, Co Meath,  with their children Christine and Anthony  who were both born prematurely at the  Coombe. Photograph: Tom Honan

About 200 “graduates” – once among the tiniest anywhere – gathered on Sunday for a reunion at the place they spent their first weeks fighting for life(...)

Conn McCluskey, chief executive, Active Ireland: ‘We believe it would be wrong to increase tax on physical activity given the need to get more people active in the country”

Irish sporting bodies have welcomed the increased allocation for sport in Budget 2019, an additional €15 million to go towards various projects and in(...)

Tamoxifen: Mary O’Connor stopped taking Tamoxifen as its side effects were too much for her.

The fear of cancer returning was one of the biggest hurdles for Mary O’Connor to get through after she had recovered from her breast surgery and treat(...)

Sarah Byrne, Sophie Spence, Jenny Egan, Katie Walsh, Niamh Briggs, Kylie Murphy, Noelle Lenihan, Madeline Perry, Gráinne Dwyer. Front row (l-r):  Ann Marie McGlynn, Briege Corkery, Catherina McKiernan, Rena Buckley, Katie Taylor, Leona Maguire at the  2015 Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year  at the  Shelbourne Hotel.

There’s a story in Mary White’s book Relentless that begins with Rena Buckley driving through Macroom on a Saturday night in 2011. It’s just short of (...)

Mary Keane: died on Saturday following a short illness

The funeral has taken place in Listowel of Mary Keane, the widow of the late playwright John B Keane. Ms Keane, who was born Mary O’Connor, died on S(...)

Michael Noonan is usually more Morecambe to Brendan Howlin’s Wise. But the days when Fine Gael’s finance spokesman used to electrify the Dáil with witty banter are long gone. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has hit on an amazing new strategy for winning the election. Step one is to build up expectations for months about a mega new announ(...)

David Gray performing in Dublin in 2011. His latest incarnation is a vocal-led album and Irish tour in a supergroup of sorts, with his band featuring David Kitt, Lisa O’Neill, Mossy Nolan and more. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

David Gray, who gives an extremely enlightening and at times poetic talk at Banter in Foxy John’s pub earlier in the evening with Jim Carroll, has pre(...)

Justice in the balance: Judge Hughes 
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said he wanted to know “how much respect the District Court gets”.  Photograph: Reuters

A judge has asked the governor of Dóchas women’s prison to explain the policy of temporary release that resulted in a serial thief serving just three (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly is expected to seek Cabinet approval shortly for two urgent care centres in Dublin that will deal with less serious cases and ensure the new hospital is not overburdened with minor cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The new national children’s hospital in Dublin risks becoming a “magnet” for less serious cases unless the same standards of care are available in the(...)

Former solicitor Thomas Byrne has told his theft and fraud trial that he was under threat from property developer John Kelly to fund his “outlandish” (...)

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