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Peter Flood with his wife, Jennie

Peter Flood has lived in Sweden for 20 years, 14 of them in Gothenburg. Now he has settled 50km south of the city. He and his wife, Jennie, are teache(...)

By taking  meaningful steps towards making education genuinely free, a future education minister would almost guarantee that his or her  name would be remembered for decades

Election manifestos have been coming thick and fast over recent days, and politicians have been falling over themselves to make promises that they say(...)

Adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls on the Pendulum Summit stage. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Here’s the surprise from Bear Grylls at Pendulum: he’s Irish. We love to claim the world, so an aside that the adventurer and survivalist now has an I(...)

RTÉ recently sold a chunk of its campus in Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It emerged over the weekend that a consultants’ report last year showed RTÉ sought a €55 million annual funding boost from the State to relieve its pa(...)

At one point your typical Irish home featured a bulky stereo systems, ashtrays galore, VHS cassettes and a budgie. Illustration: Paul Scott

There is a wonderful museum on Henrietta Street in Dublin 1 which is dedicated to the slums and the tenements of Dublin in the rare auld times. Many o(...)

Sinead McCarthy told the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio One she was forced to choose between travelling to Liverpool for a “compassionate induction” or taking her pregnancy to full term in Ireland, despite the fact there was no chance her baby could survive outside the womb. File photograph: Getty Images

Sinead McCarthy was 20 weeks pregnant when she went in for a routine scan in her local hospital in Mullingar last December. She was happy and confiden(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan  pictured with their solicitor Cian O Carroll leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Vicky Phelan, the mother of two from Co Limerick whose court case brought the failings of the screening programme to light, has said Mr Harris rang he(...)

Siobhan Toibin with her  mother Maureen Marron (76). Ms Toibin has written a  scathing letter to Minister for Health Simon Harris about the lack of out of hours care  for her mother, a cancer patient,   over the New Year period.

The daughter of a woman with cancer who was forced to administer her mother’s medical treatment over the New Year’s bank holiday weekend, has criticis(...)

Gucci Mane in the video for Members Only

Not only does your Instagram feed reveal just how much your friends really earn, it’s often a window into your soul. Little did we know back in July t(...)

Childcare subsidies are being handed out with such fanfare that Katherine Zappone enjoyed a “Varadkar” of media homage this week, to use the new collective noun for inexplicably positive PR.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Young voters backing the Remain vote in Brexit reacted furiously when the older generation swung the result in favour of Leave. The old toffs were b(...)

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