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(...)

Three of Ibrahim Halawa’s five sisters Nosayba, and Omaima, Fatima with their children Aisha, Sundus and Hamza protesting along with members of Amnesty International outside the Egyptian Embassy in Dublin to mark the fourth anniversary of his arrest. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The continued detention of Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa in a Cairo prison was marked with a demonstration in Dublin as he completed his fourth year in ja(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

One of the clucky ones... a free range hen on a farm. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A country-wide knitting campaign is under way to clothe 7,000 caged hens to be released from a battery farm later this week.Animal rescuers plan to th(...)

Tiny Plays For Ireland 2 Project Arts Centre, Dublin***Even tiny plays can have big ideas. This, the second instalment in Fishamble’s experimen(...)