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Gallaghers on Main Street, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, is one of the oldest shops run by one of the best known people, Mary Gallagher. File photograph: Brendan Gallagher

One of the oldest shops run by one of the best known people in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon is to close down. Gallaghers on Main Street in the town (...)

William Power stands in front of his portrait which was taken as part of the ‘People Like Us’ exhibition which opened on Thursday. Photograph: James Forde

A new photographic exhibition, opened in Dublin on Thursday, aims to challenge how people see drug users. Those at the launch included William Power (...)

Tony Walsh’s abuse of one boy in Ballyfermot from 1978 to 1983 was so extreme that he was sentenced in December 2010 to a total of 123 years.

Former priest Tony Walsh, who was jailed on Wednesday for indecently assaulting a boy 35 year ago, was described by the Murphy Commission as “the most(...)

The remains of Workers’ Party activist Seán Garland arrive for his funeral in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Séan Garland was “a giant of the left in Ireland”, Workers’ Party ard comhairle member Mickey McCorry said at a memorial service in Dublin’s Glasnevin(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson: “As Fr Peter McVerry’s friend said, with the honesty of those who have nothing to lose: ‘nobody cares’.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Increasing homelessness, direct provision and the reality of people dying on the streets have been criticised forcefully by Church of Ireland Archbish(...)

Focus Ireland has made an urgent Christmas appeal for donations

The number of people helped by Focus Ireland jumped by 11 per cent between January and the end of last month compared to the similar period last year.(...)

 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Lord Mayor Nial Ring with  Nikolas Thornton, proudly showing off the Lord Mayor’s chain of office during the the Choir of Kildare Place National Schooll’s performance. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Church of Ireland will be “quite significantly caught” in the effects of any hard border, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “Having (...)

A Crosscare report has found social welfare offices in Ireland were ‘failing to make Interpreter Services available to people who are not English speakers and in urgent need of access to social welfare supports’. File photograph: Peter Muhly

The great majority of migrants in Ireland are working, more so than that the local population, a new survey has found. Of the migrant population 73.(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “I wouldn’t be asked to give my opinion, the decision is between them and the Holy See.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said that he has no role under canon law where disposal of property at the St Vincent’s hospital cam(...)

Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy said he had been told it was the first time in Europe an interfaith group had developed such a strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF) has said direct funding from the exchequer is urgently needed if it is to continue its work. It needed to se(...)

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