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At the Bloom festival President Michael D Higgins – while not naming the US president by name – appeared to deliver a rebuke to Donald Trump’s views that climate change is a “hoax”. Photograph: PA

President Michael D Higgins has criticised world leaders who reject climate change and the findings of science and has urged the importance of every c(...)

Annmarie O’Brien (top left), her daughter Paris (left), with Holly O’Brien and Jordan O’Brien, who all died, and their mother Bridget O’Brien (top right), who remains critically ill following the fire at Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The sole survivor of a fire at an apartment in Clondalkin, Dublin, last month is making “slow progress”, a relative of the family has said. Bridget (...)

Mourners at the prayer service in Bray for Annmarie, Paris, AJ, Holly and Jordan O’Brien, who died in the Clondalkin fire. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A backdrop of children’s balloons and five coffins side-by-side underscored the sense of unreality at the prayer service on Sunday for those who died (...)

Annmarie O’Brien, her daughter Paris, and her cousin’s  daughters Holly  and  Jordan O’Brien who died in a fire at Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The funeral of four people who died in a fire in an apartment in Clondalkin, Dublin will take place on Monday. Pregnant Annmarie O’Brien (27) and he(...)

Fiona Ryan of Sonas: “We are a charity which operates facilities very much under the radar, in a very low-key, anonymous way. So, of course we are going to have to look at this.” Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A facility for women and children fleeing domestic violence, where four people died on Wednesday morning, may have to move following its identificatio(...)

Fiona Ryan  of the Sonas domestic violence charity at the scene of the fire: “We are scrupulous about protecting our clients’ privacy, in life and in death.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brigid and Annmarie O’Brien were ‘inseparable’, and “they lived for their children”, a cousin of their families has said. Jim O’Brien, chairman of (...)

 Neighbours placed flowers and teddy bears at the scene of an apartment fire in Cluainin Cronan in Clondalkin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Were it not for the firefighters, gardaí, reporters and cameramen outside the small apartment block in the Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, (...)

Teacher John Leyden with a pupil at Headfort School, Kells, Co Meath

A serious film-maker pops up at your child’s primary boarding school and proposes to spend a year or two being a fly on the wall . Soon, the tiny crew(...)

Noah Kelly gets a lift up to see his poster.

Archie Stanley Date of birth: 15/11/2013 Place in family: Youngest of three – two older sisters, Holly (11) and Daisy (8). Likes: Mr Tumble, watc(...)

Writer Holly Bourne explores contemporary feminism and other tricky issues

Think of picture books and we often imagine cosy bedtime reads about teddy bears and picnics, forgetting that many of the titles out there explore gri(...)

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