Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

The researchers said they would use the data to build a brain tumour information system and ‘interrogate biologic and genetic data across a range of tumour types’.  Photograph: iStock

A project to harvest information on brain tumours from 9,000 Irish patients has been rejected over concerns about patient consent and the potential sh(...)

Lot 58: ‘Low Water, Spring-Tide, Clifden’ by Jack B Yeats, €40,000-€60,000 Adam’s

Two forthcoming Irish art sales will feature a great mix of contemporary and period artworks from both Irish and international artists. Adam’s on St (...)

A baboon taxidermy achieved €1,200 (€500-€600) at Usher Auction Rooms, Kells.

Auction Results Whytes, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 January 26th: Sean Kearns Postcard collection was a “white glove sale”, where every lot sold. (...)

Kieran Byrne (58) died of head injuries in Beaumont Hospital

A man crushed by a bull at a Co Offaly farm died due to head injuries, an inquest heard. Kieran Byrne (58) from Cadamstown, Kinnity, Co Offaly was ta(...)

 Chief Justice Frank Clarke at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins for his second term as President, at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Atheist Ireland on Sunday launched its “One Oath For All” campaign to enable conscientious atheists to hold the offices of President, judge, and Taois(...)

Human rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey at the We Shall Overcome seminar in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brexit is causing panic and fear in Northern Ireland, particularly among immigrants trying to figure out what EU laws will apply to them, veteran huma(...)

 Tracy Best and Sharon Oliver from Limavady, Co Derry, at the parade. Photograph: Freya McClements

Fifty years after it was first raised, a civil rights banner has led several thousand marchers through the streets of Derry for the city’s annual Prid(...)

A “legal pathway” should be opened up to help allow children under 16 self-declare their own gender identity, a human rights organisation has said. F(...)

Senator Lynn Ruane told the Sheehy Skeffington School there was a pressing need to directly hear the voices of the marginalised and the poor rather than those advocating for them. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish people are told we live in a “Republic of opportunity” but many people, particularly women living in poverty, cannot access that, Independent Se(...)

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