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Lives Lost: Fr Tom Cunningham from Omagh, Co Tyrone, 1929-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg protests outside  the Swedish parliament  in Stockholm  during a  Fridays for Future climate protest last week. The pandemic  has only intensified the widespread appreciation that business as usual can no longer be countenanced. Photograph:   Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty Images

The teenagers of Ireland had planned on hosting a massive Fridays for Future protest last week on September 25th to remind their elders that they cont(...)

Asylum seekers  on a roadside near the Moria refugees camp that was destroyed in a fire earlier this month, on Lesbos island, Greece.  Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

New proposals to bring an end to overcrowded encampments of people living in desperate conditions on the fringes of Europe were unveiled in Brussels o(...)

Chief executive Caoimhe de Barra said “the Covid crisis has profoundly changed Trócaire’s work. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Trócaire experienced “a slight dip in funding” in the year to February 2020, according to its annual report published today (tues). The Catholic Bisho(...)

Institute of Education on Lower Leeson Street: 44 per cent of teachers’ estimated grades were lowered. This compares with a national average of 17 per cent. File photograph: Alan Betson

After logging on to the Leaving Cert results website last week, Saoirse Corbett Fitzpatrick felt devastated. “My single focus for the last two years (...)

Protesters for the Campaign to save St Mary’s Nursing Home on Merrion Road outside the High Court. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Joe Brabazon (83) has never received such a shock. His wife Kay (81), who suffers with Alzheimer’s disease,was in St Mary’s nursing home on Dublin’s M(...)

Campaigners  call on the State to step in to keep St Mary’s Nursing Home on the Merrion Rd in Dublin open. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Labour Court has ruled that 64 staff at the Sister of Charity-owned Caritas convalescent home on Dublin’s Merrion Rd should be given public sector(...)

St Mary’s Centre Nursing Home is one of two Sisters of Charity nursing homes in Dublin unable to pay redundancy to its staff.

Funds are not available to pay staff statutory redundancy at two Sisters of Charity nursing homes in Dublin which are being closed, the congregation h(...)

Supermarket workers: the pandemic unemployment benefit was more than some of these workers were paid ordinarily.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Pope Francis, in a recent address, referred to “a pandemic of poverty” throughout the world. Almost 15 per cent of the world’s population live in extr(...)

In a Word . . . Charity

It’s that time of year when thou mayest on TV behold very many images of human misery, particularly the pain of wide-eyed children, as legions of char(...)

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