A Muslim woman and children at an ice-cream van at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh, Dublin, during the festival of Eid-al-Fitr. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Events have taken place across the State to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasti(...)

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and Britain.

The merger of Irish NGOs Gorta and Self Help Africa last Saturday has created one of the largest non-profit agricultural organisations in Ireland and (...)

Making hay while the sun shines: Anneliese Hogan (13 yesterday) at Mount Maulin farm, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It’s official - today was the hottest day of the year so far.Met Eireann has recorded the highest temperature of the year so far with a value of 27.7 (...)

A one day strike by Siptu workers at Iarnród Éireann is due to take place on August 25th after the rail company said it will implement cost saving measures.

Siptu workers at Iarnród Éireann are to stage a one day strike next month following the rail company’s decision to implement cost saving measures.The (...)

A dole queue on Bishop Street, Dublin. The 2014 UN Human Development report calls for a commitment to full employment, which it says brongs social benefits.

Ireland has fallen six places in the United Nations Human Development rankings since 2008, according to the latest report from the UN Development Prog(...)

Protesters on Dublin’s O Connell Street earlier this month demonstrating against Isreal attacks on Gaza. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s decision to abstain from a United Nations vote to investigate allegations of Israeli war crimes in Gaza has been described as “shameful” and(...)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said it needs to collect 3,000 donations a week and has called on people to make a particular effort to give blood during the summer.

Blood donations fell by 4 per cent last year compared to the previous year, according to figures contained in the Irish Blood Transfusion Service’s an(...)

The word ‘sexting’ which has been included in the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary. The publishers say the inclusion of a new word or term heralds its acceptance into formal speech. ‘A word must demonstrate a lasting influence on a language in order to avoid short lived or faddy expressions being admitted.’

George Orwell, complaining about the gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, once wrote that the “great enemy of clear language is insincerity(...)

TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly have been arrested after attempting to search two planes at Shannon airport which they believed are being by the US military. Photograph: PA handout from Shannon Watch

Two TDs have been arrested after attempting to search two planes which they believed are being by the US military.Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were det(...)

The equality officer said the two graduates who were shortlisted for interview were not members of the Teaching Council

A man has been awarded €8,000 after the Equality Tribunal found City of Dublin VEC refused to shortlist him for a job interview on account of his age(...)