Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

 Magdalene survivors Breda Duffy and Martha Osmond, who were together in the Limerick Magdalene laundry. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Hundreds of Magdalene women from Ireland, including those who have been living abroad, are taking part in an historic two-day event in Dublin on Tuesd(...)

Roger Kask (6) from Booterstown with a snake at Pets in the City supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws in Smithfield Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The duck had enough. In a takeoff that was almost vertical, it rose from its narrow cage at Pets in the City on Dublin’s Smithfield and flew above sta(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin: “I have one message for the mayor,” Binyamin Netanyahu wrote on Facebook of Mícheál Mac Donncha. “You should be ashamed of yourself.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Lord Mayor of Dublin has denied being anti-Semitic after he was criticised by the Irish Jewish community and Israel’s prime minister for attending(...)

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha said he had accepted the invitation because Dublin City Council supports the people of Palestine and was critical of Israel.

Israeli authorities say they are examining ways to expel Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha and will issue him a letter after he leaves Israel sta(...)

The Purdue “All American” Marching Band from Indiana during their first visit to Ireland. The band, featuring 346 performers and world’s biggest drum, returns this year to march in the St Patrick’s Day parade for the second time. Photograph: Adrian Sadlier

In 1992, the Marching Illini band from the University of Illinois became the very first American college band to cross the Atlantic to participate in (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said talks between his officials and St Vincent’s on the terms of the State’s investment in the new hospital were ongoing, but good progress was being made. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Agreement on the terms on which the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) will move to St Vincent’s Hospital is expected to be reached within the next wee(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin:  requested  ministers  to change the structures so that he is no longer chair. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, considers it is “anachronistic” for holders of his post to be appointed automatically as chair of (...)

National Maternity Hospital: The Government believes the ownership structure of the new hospital will have to be changed in response to public concern.

The €300 million move of the National Maternity Hospital to a religious-owned site at St Vincent’s University Hospital is back on track after both ins(...)

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