A total of 3,735 women with Irish addresses travelled to the UK for abortions last year, an increase on the 2013 of 3,679.

A total of 3,735 Irish residents travelled to to England or Wales last year for abortions, statistics published by the UK Department of Health show. (...)

Managing editor Cliff Taylor remembered Sean Flynn (pictured) as a friend who ‘put a smile on your face’, a journalist with an ‘extraordinary talent’, and a dedicated family man. Photograph: Eric Luke

Family, friends and colleagues of deceased Irish Times staff gathered in Dublin on Saturday for a commemorative service. The event, held at the(...)

Government called on to develop a nationally agreed pay scale for childhood service professionals. Photograph: Thinkstock

Marches took place in Dublin, Cork and Sligo on Saturday calling for improved pay for professionals working in early childhood services and for the(...)

Somali speaker Iftina Abdule with her daughters Isra (3) and Ishraq (15 months) in her home in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Bonjour, kedu, xin chào . . . more than one in 10 people in Ireland speak a language other than Irish or English at home, with the diversity of lan(...)

For the first time the CSO have also provided an analysis of the top ten most popular surnames of babies registered in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Jack is back for the eighth year running as the most popular boy’s baby name in Ireland while Emily has again topped the table as Ireland’s most popul(...)

Almost half of dogs impounded in three council areas were put down last year. Photograph:  Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty

Almost half of dogs impounded in three council areas were put down last year statistics published by the Department of Environment show. One in five (...)

 United Nations secretary general   Ban Ki-moon  speaking in Dublin Castle on May 25th, 2015.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland must align its climate change policies to match its record on addressing world hunger, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said i(...)

Current permissions allowing students to study in Ireland while attending a 25-week English language programme will be reduced from a year to eight months from October.

Reforms to the immigration system for private colleges and English language schools will eliminate rogue operators and “blatant abuses”, the Governmen(...)

Crowds react in the court yard at Dublin Castle on Saturay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Less than 24 hours after Ireland voted to introduce same-sex marriage Tourism Ireland launched a new campaign to promote the country as a wedding and (...)

Bernadette Warnock, who resigned as a director of the board of Positive Action in July 2013.

A woman has appeared in court on more than 75 charges of alleged theft and fraud connected to the hepatitis C support group, Positive Action. Bernad(...)