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Sexual violence campaigner Mary Crilly is to be honoured next month with the Freedom of Cork in recognition of her work helping the survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Photograph: Larry Cummins

Long-time campaigner against sexual violence, Mary Crilly says she is “humbled” and “stunned” by the decision to award her the Freedom of Cork next mo(...)

John and Alice Higgins, parents of President Michael D Higgins, on the day of their wedding: ‘My father, John, would meanwhile spend most of the year 1923 as an internee in what was known to the prisoners as Tintown, in the Curragh camp.’

This article is part of the Irish Times Century project. For more on Ireland in 1922, click here. The Civil War which raged on this island from 1922-(...)

President Michael D. Higgins pictured at the DCU Centre for Climate and Society inaugural conference at which he delivered a significant keynote address about Ireland's response to climate change. Pic Kyran O'Brien DCU

President Michael D Higgins has strongly criticised attempts by billionaires to control public discourse, suggesting Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter f(...)

Taylor emerged victorious after a bruising 10-round fight winning on a split decision. Photograph: EPA/JASON SZENES

President Michael D Higgins led the tributes to Irish boxing champion Katie Taylor after she retained her world lightweight boxing titles saying it wa(...)

Atlantic Technological University covers a wide area and has eight campuses as a result of the merger of Galway-Mayo IT (GMIT), Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and IT Sligo. Photograph: iStock

The new technological university for the west and northwest of the country is set to be one of the largest multi-campus universities in Ireland. Merg(...)

The coffin bearing the remains of Michael O’Kennedy leaves St Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh, for burial. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has described former Fianna Fáil minister Michael O’Kennedy as an “Irish patriot who devoted his life to the distinguished se(...)

A Saoradh colour party is seen at the City Cemetery in Derry after marching from Free Derry corner as part of an event to mark the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A crowd at a dissident republican parade in Northern Ireland has attacked police with petrol bombs after a paramilitary-style march in Derry, promptin(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba walking with Ukranian special forces and Garda ERU to lay flowers at a memorial wall in Kyiv on Thursday. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs

There is overwhelming support for the retention of Ireland’s current model of military neutrality, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos poll. Tw(...)

Gerard McNamara and his brother Paudie. The McNamaras cut turf for friends and family. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that removing the turf from Ireland was like removing wine from the French. In Kerry, turf has a grip like no where el(...)

Hundreds of questions that today’s teenagers have and are not afraid to ask provide the framework for Sex Educated, which runs to 440 pages

When did sex get this complicated? That’s my first thought on opening a hefty new book for young people, produced by a team of Irish sex educators and(...)

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