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Former US special envoy for Northern Ireland George Mitchell has said that the return of a hard Border  would be ‘extraordinarily harmful’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former US special envoy for Northern Ireland George Mitchell has said that the return of a hard Border on the island of Ireland after Brexit would be (...)

Sr Margaret Casey of the Sisters of Mercy: five properties owned by the Sisters of Mercy are yet to be fully transferred to the State. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Properties yet to be fully transferred to the State under the 2002 indemnity agreement with religious congregations include five owned by the Sisters(...)

Stephan Preiss receiving the Kilroy Cup from LSTPA chairman Kenneth O’Keefe

It was great to be back on my old stomping ground on St Patrick’s Day for the Tolka Trout Anglers’ Association (TTAA) opening day competition. It was (...)

“There will always be a light on in Áras an Uachtaráin for our exiles and our emigrants.”

One of the most symbolic acts of Mary Robinson’s presidency was the placing of a light in the window of her official residence in the Phoenix Park. (...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

Fr Iggy O’Donovan said it was “a great pity that in Irish Catholicism the only sin was sex” as “there are few greater positives than a good confessor”. Photograph: Getty Images

Regular confessions by Irish Catholics came to an end sometime in the 1970s and accompanied the death of the sense of sex as sin, a Limerick-based Aug(...)

Tesco employee Brian Lawless  during a strike at the store on Baggot Street, Dublin. Members of the Mandate trade union have started an indefinite strike in a dispute over contracts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

What’s going on with Tesco this week? An indefinite strike in eight stores in Dublin, Kerry, Longford, Meath, Offaly and Wicklow. Eight more in Dubli(...)

Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy: his return for a winter season with Tralee Tigers has helped to generate a hugely enthusiastic local crowd for the club’s Superleague games. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The presence of Sligo All-Stars basketball club in Saturday night’s division one cup final against Neptune in the National Arena is significant in two(...)

An example of Fuchsite, a silicate-type rock containing mica. File photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive says there is no evidence that a mineral blamed for defects in hundreds of houses in three counties also has ill-effects (...)

Oireachtas members have agreed unanimously to hold a hearing on the prosed €8.6 million Mary Robinson Centre which is to house Ireland’s first presidential library.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Oireachtas members have agreed unanimously to hold a hearing on the prosed €8.6 million Mary Robinson Centre which is to house Ireland’s first preside(...)

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