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Barber Alan Kelly cuts  Anthony Remedy’s hair as his dog, TeddyBear, looks on in the Regent Barber Shop, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Any notions that the end of June would mark a return to business as usual for Dublin’s Temple Bar were dispelled by lunchtime on Monday when the city’(...)

Galway East returned all three sitting TDs - Sean Canney (Ind); Ciaran Cannon (FG) and Anne Rabbitte (FF), but the count was not without drama as the 21-year-old Sinn Féin candidate Louis O’Hara was very close to pulling off a shock win. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Galway East returned all three sitting TDs - Sean Canney (Ind); Ciaran Cannon (FG) and Anne Rabbitte (FF), but the count was not without drama as the (...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Shrine on part of the site of the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam. “Exhumation would cause a lot of upset.” Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The decision on the future of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home burial site is “too big” for the coroner to make on his own, former Galway county mayor Pe(...)

Shrine to babies in Tuam: people in the  estate on the site of the  home have mixed feelings about reinterment, saying a graveyard kept by the community  had been blessed several times. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary was “horrified and saddened” about the large number of children buried at the former Bon Secours home for mothers (...)

 The   remains of a significant number of babies and infants of up to three years old have been found at the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

They were known as the “home babies”, and Kevin O’Dwyer says he can still hear the clatter of their hobnail boots on the way to primary school. O’Dwy(...)

Ireland’s gold medalist youth fly angling team at Lough Lein, Killarney.

The Telephone and Raymond Variant fly patterns proved the winning combination in last Sunday’s Partry Angling Club Pairs competition for Peter Roache (...)

Some of the hundreds of cyclists took part in Console East-West Cycle in 2016. Photograph: Suzanne Collins Photography

Just earlier this month, 270 cyclists set off from Celbridge, Co Kildare, to Galway to raise funds for Console. The 200km Console East-West Cycle ra(...)

Paul Kelly, the  founder of suicide charity Console,  has denied allegations of mismanagement and poor governance. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Console is expected to seek the protection of the High Court today in the latest twist in the controversy involving the suicide prevention charity. S(...)

 US vice-president Joe Biden is hugged by Abbie Conway from Knock, Co Mayo,   as he and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are greeted by schoolchildren from  four local schools - St Attracta’s, Charlestown; Barnacogue; Tavneena and Cloonlyon, upon their arrival at Ireland West  Airport Knock. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Claiming Irish ancestry is often seen as a vote-winner for ambitious American politicians, but few can match the credentials of US vice-president Joe (...)

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