Sean Mcdermott

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Rose McGowan, incoming president, St Vincent de Paul. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Poverty isn’t always about money. Poverty is also about loneliness and lack of connection,” says Rose McGowan, incoming president of the Society of S(...)

Earlier this week in Dublin two Luke Kelly sculptures were doused in white paint. Photograph: Alan Betson

What do Luke Kelly and Edward Colston have in common? Kelly was a working class Dubliner, legendary singer, communist, folk hero. Colston was a mercha(...)

Huge crowds would regularly turn out to watch the seven-a-side tournaments at the Gloucester Diamond with residents watching from the windows. Photograph: North Inner City Folklore Project

There’s a photograph of a woman looking out of her window at a quiet Foley Street below. All around her are boarded up windows. The buildings up and d(...)

President of SVP Kieran Stafford has said the past few weeks have been ‘the most difficult’ he has ever known in over 20 years volunteering with the charity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has launched an urgent fundraising appeal on Thursday as it expects calls for help in the coming weeks to esca(...)

Last Saturday, gardaí on a Covid-19 patrol in Kilmihil, Co Clare, caught a youth in possession of an unlicensed rifle.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Gangland criminals were attempting to move firearms and cocaine with a street value of €500,000 from one safehouse to another when they were caught by(...)

Sean McDermott of Kristiansund BK. Photograph: David Lidstrom/Getty Images

For a 26-year-old who spent no longer than six months in the country as a child, there’s a compelling bond between Sean McDermott and Ireland, evident(...)

 New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman rolls over after making a two-point conversion during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday night. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

An instant after a violent collision on Saturday evening in the pivotal, hard-fought game between New England and Buffalo, Patriots wide receiver Juli(...)

 Activists in Argentina  disguised as characters from The Handmaid’s Tale.  In hellish, dystopian Gilead, handmaids are given the names of their captors as a way of obliterating their dignity. Photograph:  Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images

‘I tell myself it doesn’t matter, your name is like your telephone number, useful only to others; but what I tell myself is wrong – it does matter,” w(...)

Dublin GAA player Michael Darragh Macauley: ‘It’s about a positive influence in kids’ lives and to highlight there are different paths you can go down.’ Photograph: John Ohle

Michael Darragh Macauley is no stranger to challenges, having won seven senior All-Ireland medals. But the 33 year old’s biggest battle may be in the (...)

Tessie Carroll brings her pram of clothes and bric-a-brac to ‘the Tuggers’ market for the last time on Saturday.

Almost every Saturday for the last 60 years Tessie Carroll has wheeled a pram full of clothes, bric-a-brac and bedding from her Hill Street home to th(...)

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