Rosita Boland

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The Department of Justice and Equality signed a three-month contract with the owner of the Achill Head Hotel for the use of the premises for emergency direct provision accommodation. Photograph: Conor McKeown

The Government is paying up to €350,000 for accommodation for 38 asylum seekers in a hotel in Achill, Co Mayo, even though none of them have taken up (...)

Maria Symonds-Gooding: a green-painted wooden crane for pots and kettles to be heated over an open fire came from the house of Peig Sayers.

There is an important piece of social history in a stone cottage near Dunquin in west Kerry; a cottage that appears modest in size on first entering, (...)

Mrs Krantz of Minneapolis beams at her apple pie baking in the oven in 1951.

Vintage lifestyle magazines are marvellous pieces of social history. They reflect the aspirational fashions and trends of the time. The ads in particu(...)

 Bridie Higgins and Barbara Carroll  in the garden at Greenpark Nursing Home in  Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Why do nursing homes have such bad press? “I keep asking myself that question,”  says Cora McNamara, who established the Greenpark Nursing Home i(...)

 Ferdia Mac Anna,  husband of  the late Irish Times journalist  Kate Holmquist and members of her family accompany her coffin at her funeral service in St Pauls Church, Silchester Road, Glenageary. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The late Irish Times journalist, Kate Holmquist has been remembered as a writer of “enormous talent and creativity” whose work was “a road map of Iris(...)

The winners of last year’s NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards at Dublin’s Mansion House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw: The Irish Times.

The National Lottery is to sponsor the annual NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards for a further three years. Tim Vaughan, former editor of the Irish(...)

In the slums of Bangalore, people gather raw material for a multibillion-euro industry. Here, human hair is a valuable commodity that fetches a hig(...)

Photograph for Rosita Boland story - Ballinasloe travellers. Martin Cawley on a  site at a rural location outside Ballinasloe,Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy. 1/11/2018

Sr Cait Gannon, a retired member of the Sisters of Mercy nuns who lives in Thurles, still works with Travellers following decades of involvement with (...)

Kilkenny Arts Festival presents the world premiere production of a new Festival commission The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, a free aerial circus show for all ages by the awe-inspiring Loosysmokes, one of Ireland’s leading modern circus companies. Photograph: Pat Moore

“When we think about craft, we think about hand-made,” Nora O Murchu told the crowd crammed into the National Design and Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on (...)

Trentino on the northern part of Lake Garda.

I’m hazarding a bet that any member of our country’s police force who goes to northern Italy for a holiday buys a few branded souvenirs. Riva del Gard(...)

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