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The proportion of people who are foreign nationals fell  to 11.6 per cent in 2016. The CSO attributes this fall, in part, to the rapid rise in the number of people with dual Irish nationality. Photograph: The Irish Times

The number of people in Ireland who hold dual Irish nationality has increased by nearly 90 per cent over the last five years, according to the latest (...)

Kany Kazadi’s screaming red and green hair braids have jumped off her Twitter page and rustled up a stor. Photograph: Kany Kazadi/Twitter

Kany Kazadi’s screaming red and green hair braids have jumped off her Twitter page and rustled up a storm. Mayo can only hope they have the same capac(...)

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When Thomas Coyne called to the Carrols’ home in Co Mayo, he learned the family’s eldest daughter, Mary, was unwell. The exact disease Mary was suff(...)

Fr Norman Davitt does not smoke and has lived moderately, but says: “The genes are good.”

It will be a long time before we see the likes of Fr Norman Davitt again. He is 96 and on August 19th, he will celebrate the 70th anniversary of his (...)

Lightning over the cathedral in Galway on Tuesday night. Photograph: Paul Wilson

Met Éireann has issued a national yellow weather warning, with heavy rain forecast as well as a risk of thunder and localised flooding. The warning is(...)

The hotel site of the Emergency Reception & Orientation Centre (EROC) in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The woman who will run the centre for more than 80 Syrian refugees in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, said she hopes it will be a sanctuary for those (...)

A Volkswagen car dealership in San Diego, California: Along with a $4.3bn settlement  with the US justice department and EPA,  VW will plead guilty to charges, including wire fraud and violating the US Clean Air Act. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Blake

Oliver Schmidt’s decision to holiday in Florida now seems foolhardy. As a senior VW manager linked to the firm’s diesel emissions scandal, a vacation (...)

Samantha, a young asylum seeker, lives in the direct provision system. She was accepted to study in Maynooth but cannot afford the fees. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

You’ve fled war and poverty. You’ve taken your children across the sea on a rickety boat and hoped to survive. After many sleepless, hungry distressed(...)

The Get Involved event at Ballyhaunis GAA club aimed to foster respect for different cultures and avoid ghettoisation and hate crime in the future. Paddy, the racist letter writer, said he would be giving the town “a very wide berth”. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

He hopes I will be gang-raped by men from another country. Paddy from D7, the only identification provided in his hand-written letter to me, expressed(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins in possession while charging at Brian Fenton of Dublin during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park on September 18th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

“I still don’t think we played well on Sunday, to be honest with you,” Keith Higgins said after having a full night and day to reflect on that harum-s(...)

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