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Aileen and Neil Walker retrofitted their timber-frame house in Ballyboughal, Dublin, under the SuperHomes scheme.

The average Irish home is leaky. So leaky that if you were to add up all the tiny holes around windows, pipes and wires and through the attic, there w(...)

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill  and  Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald  celebrating the result of the  abortion referendum  in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The abortion referendum result will have “no impact” on Northern Ireland’s restrictive regime, Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has decl(...)

The London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign said the decisive Yes vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment means there is a strong mandate to continue campaigning for change north of the Border in Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

British-based Irish abortion rights activists have said they will immediately transfer their focus to changing the law in Northern Ireland in an attem(...)

Rome-based Aoife Cassin: “I was already aware Irish citizens living abroad had to travel home in order to vote, which I feel, like the Eighth Amendment, is also outdated.”

In the run-up to the same-sex marriage referendum in May 2015, social media was flooded with stories of Irish emigrants returning home to vote. Journe(...)

Young men burn e-waste at Agbogbloshie dump near Accra in Ghana, putting themselves at risk of serious illness. Many of them contract cancer while still in their 20s. Photograph: Cristina Aldehuela/AFP/Getty Images)

In the grim wetlands of Agbogbloshie in Ghana, the remains of technologies once used in homes now find others lives. Bulky old monitors are spaced out(...)

City life: public transport costs in the London region can be high but very good value given the vast distance covered.

Brexit’s dark cloud looms large over us all as we wait for a bit of clarity as to our future relationship with our nearest neighbour once its tortuous(...)

Jean Scales who lives in Luton: “We did not get the right information when we were voting. They should have told us what would happen.” Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Belfast-born Jean Scales is one of many volunteers who help out each day at the Luton Irish Forum – a body that was set up to help ageing Irish immigr(...)

Voting in Northern Ireland: Beyond the frustrations of the North’s younger generation about the status quo is a desire for the Assembly to focus on issues that affect nationalist and unionist communities equally. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Late into the night at a house party in Belfast, a drunken young man stood up and declared that he hated Catholics. When Emma Cummins alone asked why,(...)

Martin McGuinness, who resigned as Deputy First Minister on Monday.  Phoitograph: Jeff Spicer/PA Wire

Martin McGuinness is the only person in the republican movement capable of making Sinn Féin’s position in government in Northern Ireland work while a(...)

Nora Higgins will be honoured by President Michael D HIggins on Thursday.

Nora Higgins is never one to miss the chance to raise funds for good causes. Last year, she abseiled down the side of a hospital building in London. N(...)

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