‘Many older people grew up in a different era where we had to deal with distorted and unhealthy attitudes towards sex,’ says Anne Dempsey of the Third Age Foundation, a voluntary group which promotes active ageing. Photograph posed by models: Thinkstock

The common ground shared by young and old in relation to family values in the Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll comes as little surprise to many whose work (...)

Marie and John McPhilemy with their daughter Lucy: ‘It will be a special day when the law changes.’

Marie McPhilemy is used to hearing she’s the spitting image of her daughter.“We both have fair fair, and the same broad cheeks,” she says. “Though she(...)

Cappahard Lodge, in Ennis, Co Clare:  in breach of conditions on care plans. Photograph: Brian Arthur/Press 22

The State’s mental-health watchdog has expressed concern at the continued failure of a number of care facilities to draw up individual care plans for(...)

Research found up to 78 per cent of properties in Dublin where tenants were on rent supplement did not comply with basic legal minimum standards; with mould on walls, no running water, vermin and windowless rooms

One landlord received almost €700,000 from the State in rent supplement payments last year.Figures released to The Irish Times show some top-earning l(...)

Men were at a much higher risk of dying by suicide. The rate among men at the end of 2012 was 57 per cent higher than would have been the case had the recession not occurred.

We may know all about the heavy financial price of the economic crash. But we’re only just beginning to piece together the full picture of human toll (...)

The economic recession has been linked to almost 500 additional deaths by suicide, new research suggests.

The economic recession has been linked to almost 500 additional deaths by suicide, new research suggests. A study by the National Suicide Resea(...)

A Syrian refugee family waits near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, last year. Photo: EPA/ULAS YUNUS TOSUN

As the crisis in Syria enters its fifth year, the UN’s refugee agency has appealed for countries do more to intervene in what it says it one of the bi(...)

Brian O’Donnell arriving at the Four Courts yesterday for a High Court decision regarding trespass at the disputed property, Gorse Hill, in Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Courtpix

The day began badly for Brian O’Donnell.He arrived at the Four Courts on a slate-grey, rain-sodden morning.Inside Court No 1 of the High Court, the so(...)

Brian O’Donnell asked the  appeals court if he and his wife, Mary Patricia, should “continue to pack up” their belongings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times 1:19

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell will learn this morning whether he can appeal a High Court order requiring him and his wife to vacate a mansion in the Dubli(...)

A judge has ordered Brian and Mary Patricia  O’Donnell  to vacate Gorse Hill by 5pm on  Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:19

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell will make a last-ditch effort on Friday morning to seek more time to appeal a High Court order requiring him and his wife t(...)