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Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said: “People want us to do more and that is because of an outpouring of emotion – every father and every mother looking at that three-year-old boy on the beach, looked at him as if he could have been their own child.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland will accept thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa and will look at the possibility of accommodating some (...)

Starbucks has attracted negative attention from the local authority in Cork in recent months

Starbucks has been ordered to cease work on its new store at Patrick Street in Cork, with the company receiving its third enforcement file from the ci(...)

Councillors in Cork city are keen to maintain the integrity of a premises dating to 1730. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The opening of a Starbucks cafe at the historic Queen Anne House at the corner of Emmett Place/Opera Lane in Cork city centre has worried councillors.(...)

Lara Bayliss with her father Mark, brothers Owen and Tom and mother Sinead Bayliss. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The majority of children with spina bifida in Ireland are not having their health needs met because they don’t have access to a specialist multidis(...)

Bag it up

Supermodel Jerry Hall is calling on people to give their unwanted clothing, accessories and household items to Give Up Clothes for Good. The campaign(...)

My children are my priority, says Sara Murphy, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

I was told very brutally in July 2012 that I had stage 4 advanced metastatic ovarian cancer that had spread to most of my organs. I had shadows(...)

Members of Galway’s Funky Drums taking part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Patrick was a migrant too” read one of the placards in Galway’s parade, and the city’s diverse ethnic mix was evident among the many participa(...)

Adrian Gallagher with his wife Emer and sons Cian (6) and Luke (10) at their home in Co Sligo. ‘It is a lot to leave behind: my wife, kids, house and the life I’ve built up.’

There may be signs that the economy is improving, but many people feel that career and lifestyle opportunities are better abroad. This year The Iri(...)

Gerry Adams said Ms Kerin’s refusal to declare her pay “and a general lack of transparency” should be addressed.Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Cancer Society has disclosed it lost money on running lotteries over a five-year period, but continued running them because it was in receip(...)

Mary Gaul: ‘I looked at different places to live and I chose here because it’s near shops and a pub. I go out nearly every day now whereas in the `home', they didn't have the staff to bring me out." Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As the Cheshire Homes celebrate their 50th anniversary in Ireland this year, the organisation is reflecting on the huge changes in ethos and approach (...)

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