The launch of Labour of Love, a new campaign focusing on the rights of workers in private homes across Ireland. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Labour of Love group claims some women work 70 hours a week for as little as €80

 Mary Mitchell O’Connor: alarmed by the volume of messages she has had from constituents against Government plans to end the availability of cheap alcohol.

New alliance to support Government measures to reduce alcohol consumption

Launching the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign last month are Fergus Finlay,  Joanna Fortune clinical psychotherapist, Kieran Mulvey of the Labour Relations Commission and Áine Lynch of the National Parents Council: on leaving Dr Ciara Kelly said she remains a strong supporter of the campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dr Ciara Kelly cites ‘time constraints’ on leaving campaign funded by Diageo

The Department of the Environment has announced funding to community development partnerships  in Ballymun, Fingal and Rathmines/Pembroke in Dublin, as well as in Connemara and Waterford, would end on April 1st. Among the services they provide are meals-on-wheels and home repairs for the elderly. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

CDP funding to end in Ballymun, Fingal, Rathmines/Pembroke, Connemara and Waterford

Dublin Corporation was the only local authority to retain its ambulance service in 1970 when, under the Health Act, others relinquished theirs to the new health boards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade, in existence since 1898, could be set to lose its ambulance section

Enjoying coffee and a chat at Tír na nÓg Coffee shop in the Ballymun shopping centre at the weekend, before the cafe closed down. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Only five shops still trading in intended commercial centre of regenerated area

Eamon Timmins of Age Action Ireland called for the findings of Beaumont’s investigation to be made public. Photograph: The Irish Times

Advocates for elderly and nursing representatives critical of ‘ill-equipped’ settings

Vast majority of undocumented migrants entered the State legally

Brigid Quilligan, director of the Irish Traveller Movement, outside the Four Courts yesterday. She said the judgment showed “discrimination [was] very alive and well”. Photograph: Courts/Collins

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says the decision demands a response from the State

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