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A man in his 20s died on Wednesday after his car crashed in Co Westmeath

A man in his 20s who died on Wednesday after his car crashed in Co Westmeath has been named locally as Patrick Lynch. A women (18) who was in the ca(...)

The collision occurred at Deerpark on the Castlepollard to Collinstown Road between 10pm and 11.20pm. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A man in his 20s has died and a young woman is in a serious condition after a car hit a ditch in Co Westmeath on Wednesday night. The collision occur(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

A wreck of a market - a post-crash ghost estate

For Ann, it was a bunk in a hostel or the loss of a new, permanent job. That was her choice. She has spent weeks looking for a place to rent in Dubl(...)

Engineers using ground-penetrating radar at the site of a mass grave of  children at the former Mother and Baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph from 2014: Aidan Crawley/EPA

What has been discovered in Tuam? Last Friday, the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes announced that “significant” quantities of (...)

 Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary, which was a mother and baby home operated by the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary from 1930 to 1970. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A call for a commission of inquiry into forced adoptions has been strongly supported by the Coalition of Mother And Baby Home Survivors (CMABS). The(...)

Lieut Maurice Dease received his Victoria Cross posthumously for his bravery in maintaining his machine gun post despite being wounded five times.

More than a century after he became the first winner of the Victoria Cross in the first World War, Lieut Maurice Dease was remembered in his home vil(...)

Philip Lynch: ‘It has taken me a long time to realise that after trips back home, especially in those early years, we migrants are often in a silent war with ourselves. Many of us are forever weighing things up and wondering about our lives.’

“Take that bloody fella back with you,” our old man demanded the night before I was heading off again to Melbourne. Even though I’d known he was a pra(...)

 Designer Helen James  at her Terenure home. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Helen James was exposed to art and design from a very early age, growing up in the grounds of the Chester Beatty Library in Shrewsbury Road, where he(...)

People enjoying the good weather at Forty foot, Sandycove ,Dublin this week. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A busy bank holiday weekend of marathons, music, food and flowers is ahead, but it seem s a relatively unbroken spell of sunshine this week may not co(...)

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