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The Diverse Neighbourhoods report, published on Wednesday by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), found little evidence of segregated communities or disadvantaged ethnic enclaves in Ireland.

Migrants with poor levels of English are more likely to become segregated from Irish society and live in more deprived areas with high unemployment ra(...)

John Donnelly: ‘He’d test you and you very much had to past that test’

Heroism, eclectic diversity of interests, deep spirituality and chartered accountancy are not usually found in each other’s company, but in the one-of(...)

Mavis Ramazani and her daughter (7) have just spent their third Christmas in direct provision. Photograph: Alan Betson

This week Mavis Ramazani and her daughter spent their third Christmas in direct provision. In previous years they visited friends outside the centre o(...)

Declan O’Callaghan, the senior solicitor and principal of Kilrane O’Callaghan, Ballaghaderreen’s best-known and largest legal practice. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

December 2009 should have been an unremarkable month in the young life of Brian Colleran. The 21-year-old from Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon was a ke(...)

Audrey Elliott with the     Mayo football jersey signed by Pope Francis at Ireland West Airport, Knock, Co Mayo, which she hopes will lift the Mayo ‘curse’ so the team can win an All-Ireland title.  Photograph:   Cate McCurry/PA

When Pope Francis flew into the west of Ireland on Sunday morning, he may have felt there was a “lot done, more to do”. During his 90 minutes in east(...)

Murder-accused John Tighe has maintained from the outset that he was changing the baby’s nappy, went to the toilet and when he returned Joshua was choking on  tissue. Photograph: Collins

A jury will return to the Central Criminal Court on Friday to consider its verdict in the trial of a man who denies murdering his infant son. John T(...)

A new jury has been sworn to hear the trial of a father accused of murdering his baby son after delays in the trial due to snow. Justice Patrick McC(...)

A man who died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a kitchen fire had previously taken out his fire alarm because it was ‘buzzing’, an inquest ha(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe during a media briefing on the tracker mortgage scandal. Photograph:  Collins

The behaviour of the banks has caused people to take their own lives, a solicitor who settled a tracker mortgage case last month has claimed. Ballyh(...)

 Mayo’s Sarah Tierney, Tipperary’s Samantha Lambert, Derry’s Cáit Glass, Fermanagh’s Aine McGovern, Dublin’s Sinéad Ahearne and Tyrone’s Neamh Woods ahead of All-Ireland ladies’ football final day. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Two years ago, Annie Duffy fell through the second floor of a shed and had to be airlifted to hospital. She was about to start sixth year in secondar(...)

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