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A screengrab from Saturday’s meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly in Malahide, Co Dublin

The Eighth Amendment is not “satisfactory or helpful” for women who experience unplanned or crisis pregnancies, the first full meeting of the Citizens(...)

Polypharmacy is loosely defined as taking five or more prescription medicines a day. Photograph: iStock

The biggest health spend in this country is not on any particular disease but on problems caused by drugs – over or under prescribing, wrong doses an(...)

Lt Tom Kettle, in an image from his book The Ways of War. The MP and academic  was one of the most high-profile Irish casualties of the  Battle of the Somme.

One hundred years to the day after he was killed at the Battle of Ginchy in France during the first World War, Lt Tom Kettle has been remembered in Du(...)

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. Photograph: Irish embassy in Paris

Commemorations have taken place to remember the Irish who liberated the French village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. V(...)

The HMS ‘Queen Mary’ explodes during the Battle of Jutland. Arthur Kidney from Barryroe died when the ship went down. Image: Ohne Angabe/Wikimedia Commons

One hundred years on, two west Cork communities has marked one of its darkest days when six men from the area perished in the Battle of Jutland. Six (...)

AIB is seeking summary judgment for sums totalling around €25 million against 14 business people over alleged default on loans which they had guarante(...)

The Dublin Festival of History will conclude this weekend with a lecture by Trinity College Dublin historian Dr Stephen O’Connor about ex-British servicemen who joined the IRA during the War of Independence. He has counted 124 to date, the best known of whom was Tom Barry

Back To Our Past: Back To Our Past is a genealogy, family and social history event for people interested in tracing their Irish roots and learning mor(...)

Dr Katherine Sleeman, lecturer in  palliative care, Kings College London, and ex-Supreme Court judge Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness at the End of Life conference in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Ireland may have the highest growing need for palliative care in Europe with the number of people over 80 projected to quadruple over the next 30 year(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on their arrival to Kazumu International Airport, Lilongwe, Malawi on the ninth day of the President’s 22-day official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew

Irish missionaries were Ireland’s original pioneers in Africa, President Michael D Higgins has said in Malawi. Six Irish missionaries with long servi(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

It was three days before I was due to fly home that my sister’s husband broached the subject of the funeral. We had researched the options beforeha(...)

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