A Hiqa inspection of Kilkenny disability home St Michael’s found it to be understaffed, inadequately resourced and unclean with two rodent traps found in the dining room in one of two bungalows.

An inspection of a Kilkenny disability home found it to be understaffed, inadequately resourced and unclean with two rodent traps found in the dining(...)

St Vincent de Paul volunteers: the charity got nearly €130,000 from the poor box last year.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Charities and individuals received over €2 million from court poor boxes last year, the Courts Service figures show. Judges around the country direct(...)

When the first lottery draw took place in 1988, the chances of your numbers coming in were one in 1,947,792.

It could be you. But following the news that the National Lottery intends on increasing the number of balls in its twice-weekly draw from 45 to 47 nex(...)

Hiqa inspectors  found there were “significant deficits” in the quality of care provided to the nine residents of the two “Group L” houses which are run by Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services at St Anne’s Residential Services outside Roscrea.

A resident of a Tipperary disability home is to be reimbursed for a television, a leather suite of furniture and garden furniture which inspectors fou(...)

Worldwide the amount of carbon dioxide emitted has grown year-on-year for the past two decades. 0:38

When US president Barack Obama unveiled his Clean Power Plan this weekend it put climate change firmly back into the media limelight and into publi(...)

More people than ever before are spending time on trolleys in Irish hospitals.

More than 6,700 people were counted on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the highest ever f(...)

 CSO figures show Irish people love their cars, which made up three quarters of journeys made between October and December.   File photograph: Dave Meehan

One-in-five journeys made by Irish people last year were for distances of less than 2km yet over half of us still use the car for such journeys. The(...)

Anti-water charge protesters in Cork. Irish Water said there were no significant regional variations in payment levels. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Irish Water has refused to reveal how many water bills have been paid in each county because it “could lead to non-payment of bills in future”. The I(...)

Analysis of election spending for the last general election and subsequent byelections shows successful TDs spent an average of €18,746 campaigning. Image: Paul Scott

As our politicians gear up for the general election, many will be considering how much their campaigns will cost. Analysis of election spending(...)

There are more Seanad voters registered in Britain than in counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford and Leitrim combined.

More people in the US will be able to vote in the next Seanad election than in Roscommon, analysis of the registers of electors for the six univers(...)