Edward Russell from the Cairdeas project meeting President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday,  where   a St Patrick’s Day reception  was  hosted for some 120 volunteers who work with the homeless.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The issue of homelessness cannot be separated from the issues of inequality and housing policy, President Michael D Higgins has said. President Higgi(...)

‘Operation Transformation’ 2015 leaders with Kathryn Thomas: research by Safefood shows the programme inspired a social movement across the country.

A survey by Safefood indicates that the RTÉ reality TV show Operation Transformation appears to have had a positive impact on the nation’s health. The(...)

Tony McCoy got the victory he desperately wanted at his last festival. It was the most satisfying of all his 31 victories at Cheltenham, according to his wife Chanelle. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

It was St Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham, but the day belonged to another Irish icon. Tony McCoy got the victory he desperately wanted in his last f(...)

Winning owner Michael O’Leary and jockey Davy Russell celebrate in the winners enclosure after Rivage D’Or took the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase on Ladies Day. Photograph: PA

Ahead of Thursday’s big race which he sponsors, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary got off the mark with two winners. First Don Poli, one of the (...)

May 3rd, 1916: Bomb damage near what was then Sackville Street in Dublin following the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A major piece of research by Glasnevin Cemetery has determined that 485 people were killed in the Easter Rising. The study is an attempt to definitiv(...)

Jennifer Wrynne from Mohill, Co Leitrim at the festival. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The sun shone out of a cloudless sky bathing the Cotswold Hills overlooking Prestbury Park in Cheltenham with the brilliant light of early spring. It (...)

Tony McCoy’s last hurrah as a jockey at Cheltenham will be in the final race of the festival, which has been named in his honour. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

Before a race is run the script has already been written for Cheltenham 2015. Short of a last-minute withdrawal, all attention will be focused on T(...)

Members of the Irish Women’s Hockey team pictured at Áras an Uachtaráin where they met President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina to celebrate International Women’s Day. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The profile of women’s sport in Ireland has never been higher. Katie Taylor, Stephanie Roche, the women’s rugby team and the Cork ladies Gaelic footb(...)

Charlie Flanagan: Government  ‘strongly committed to  protection of domestic workers’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former United Arab Emirates ambassador who was accused of treating three of his domestic staff like “slaves” has paid them compensation for their(...)

A map showing where the Jailbreak teams were at 10.30am on Sunday.

The Jailbreak 2015 challenge has been won by two mechanical engineering students from Trinity College Dublin - Hugh Wedlon and Ahmad Mu’azzam. They r(...)