Principals of 10 Educate Together schools have called for the admissions policy of a planned new school  to be changed.  Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images

The principals of 10 Educate Together national schools in south Dublin have written to Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan calling for the admission(...)

Correspondence between the Department of Education and Educate Together has revealed tensions over enrolment policies in new schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Ongoing tensions between the Department of Education and Educate Together over enrolment policies in new schools are revealed in correspondence obtain(...)

Nicole Tyrrell  and her daughter Avery (2),  Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Nicole and Malcolm Tyrrell began downloading application forms for primary schools for their daughter, Avery (2), several weeks before she was born. (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly with Alice Leahy, director of Trust, a charity providing medical and related services for people who are homeless, during a visit to the organisation’s Dublin premises. Photograph: PA

Greater co-operation from other Government departments was needed to tackle the homelessness crisis, Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly has said(...)

The proposed legislation would prohibit a sitting tenant’s eviction if they had no alternative accommodation. Photograph: PA

Legislation to ensure banks and receivers, moving to repossess buy-to-lets, do not evict tenants into homelessness is being explored by Government. S(...)

The Equality Tribunal, in a judgment just published, said Marks & Spencer (Ireland) had taken a “callous approach” with  former sales adviser Bernie Clavin, who had been with the company seven years, and had treated her with “profound discourtesy”. File photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Marks & Spencer (Ireland) has been ordered to pay €40,000 compensation to a former employee for discriminating against her after she developed a d(...)

Homelessness is top of the news agenda again. Why is that? The number of families becoming homeless, especially in Dublin, has been going up since (...)

A protest against homelessness in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Local authorities around the State “will not be found wanting in doing everything they can” to help address Dublin’s homelessness crisis, the chair(...)

A homeless man in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:26

A scheme to relocate hundreds of homeless Dublin families to vacant homes around the country will be considered by Government in the autumn. Work on (...)

The ISPCC says it is “deeply concerned” at the numbers of households with children becoming homeless and living in accommodation it calls “unsuitable” and “ill-equipped to meet their needs”. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

The use of hotels and B&Bs to accommodate homeless families with children should be banned here, as it is in other jurisdictions, the Irish Soc(...)