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President Michael D Higgins inspects the Guard of Honour 3 Infantry Battalion  at the State commemoration to mark the centenary of the handover of Dublin Castle, at Dame Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins has unveiled a plaque marking 100 years to the day since Dublin Castle was handed over by the British administration to th(...)

London-based campaigner Sally Mulready: ‘The adoptees were well able to articulate their cause and fought very hard for this.’ Photograph: Christian Sinibaldi

Annie Corrigan was in her mid-50s when she learned that she had two older brothers, one of whom had died while he was still a child, while the other h(...)

The Arc de Triomphe lit up in blue to mark the French presidency of the European Union in Paris on January 1st, 2022. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/AFP via Getty

The symbolic gesture was intended to mark the beginning of France’s six-month presidency of the European Union. The blue EU flag, with its circle of 1(...)

President Michael D Higgins has previously expressed concern at a flurry of last-minute Bills. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the downsides of our annual festive splurge is the prospect of all those bills coming through the letterbox after Christmas. It’s the other wa(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall is to table a Bill seeking a referendum to remove the presidential oath to ‘almighty God’ from the Constitution. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall is to table a Bill seeking a referendum to remove the presidential oath to “almighty God” from the Constitu(...)

Director general of the Environmental Protection Agency Laura Burke graduated from UCD as a chemical engineer before completing a MSc course at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Climate Change Advisory Council will change the State’s politics, and the lives of millions as Ireland finally begins to tackle its over-productio(...)

The Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church has taken nearly three years to complete the study. Photograph: Fred Tanneau / AFP via Getty

About 3,000 Catholic priests committed sexual crimes against minors and vulnerable people in France over the past 70 years, according to an explosive (...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton alleged that President Higgins was in breach of Article 13:9 of the Constitution/ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was within his rights to refuse an invitation to attend a commemoration event in Armagh, constitutional experts have said.(...)

President Michael D Higgins has said he believes the religious oath should be replaced with an affirmation. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The State’s vigorous defence of the religious oath shows what can happen when matters of public policy end up in the hands of lawyers. Róisín Shortal(...)

Graffiti on the Falls Road, Belfast. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

Fifty years on, survivors recall the horrors inflicted upon them during the policy of internment in Northern Ireland When the crash of the door (...)

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