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‘A good mix of Fenians and Prods’ - the women in Shankill wisecrack to photographer: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

For more than 30 years the Shankill Women’s Centre (SWC) on Belfast’s Shankill Road has been at the heart of the community, a haven for women during o(...)

Blind Tennis: ‘How you move the ball becomes much more difficult. It is a very challenging sport.’

Blind tennis is not as hard as it sounds. It is much harder. I can say this with absolute confidence having played the game briefly recently and been (...)

Post-boom ghost estate: Some 45,000 new homes must be built in Ireland’s five cities over the next three years.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Tom Parlon of the Construction Industry Federation is never slow to defend builders. In his world, more houses would be built if value added tax and p(...)

 Southside Dart services were disrupted for several hours on Thursday evening due to an incident on the line. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dart services have returned to normal on Friday after several hours of disruption last night due to an incident on the southside line. This followed(...)

 A view of a park in Ballybrack, Co Dublin, during the recent snow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The “Beast from the East” was melting into the pavements and front gardens of Ballybrack – consigned to memories and history – when we visited the pla(...)

Cherrywood in south Dublin: undeveloped land bank is set to become new town centre.

To much fanfare, the Government identified Cherrywood as south Dublin’s newest suburb back in 2010. Wedged southeast of Carrickmines and northwest of (...)

Senior class at Dance Theatre of Ireland, at Bloomfield Centre, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Loneliness is often described as being more detrimental to older people’s health than physical illness. But not every older person wants to play bridg(...)

Shankill Women’s Centre: Eileen Weir and Betty Carlisle. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Lisa, from Shankill Road in Belfast, is speaking candidly about her engagement with politics. “I’m from a Protestant background, but if I have a probl(...)

Emer Cannon is charged with causing serious harm to her three-year-old daughter.

A woman charged with causing serious harm to her three year-old daughter, who has since died, has been remanded in custody for two weeks. Emer Canno(...)

A garda at the scene at Aubrey Grove Shankill, Co Dublin  on Saturday. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A three-year-old girl who was on life-support after an alleged assault in her home in Co Dublin at the weekend has died. The child was taken to hospi(...)

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