Satellite image from scientists at Wuhan University in China shows a night image of Syria taken in March 2011. Photograph: Trócaire handout from #WithSyria

As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, satellite images have been released which show that 83 per cent of all lights in Syria have gone out sin(...)

‘Any type of inventive thought stands in direct opposition to the Leaving Cert.’ Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

In June 2012 I returned to Ireland from London, prepared to lock myself away, write my thesis and complete the final part of my MSc in my parents’ (...)

A black banner with white writing appeared on the Dublin Rape Crisis centre’s homepage on Sunday morning with the message: ‘Hacked by Islamic State (ISIS), We Are Everywhere’. Photograph: Screen grab from the Rape Crisis Centre website on Sunday

The Dublin Rape Crisis centre website has been hacked by a group claiming to be Islamic State militants. The centre received a number of calls on Sund(...)

Anne O’Leary, chief executive of Vodafone Ireland: “Women need to join companies that are supportive of gender diversity.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Businesses need to create gender neutral environments so all employees can reach their full potential, said the chief executive of Vodafone Ireland.“I(...)

Five closure orders were issued by environmental health officers in the HSE in Dublin, Co Cork and Co Roscommon during the month of February.

Five food businesses, including two restaurants in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, a Chinese restaurant in Carrigaline, Co Cork and a Chinese restaurant in Co (...)

Sonya Lennon, third from right, with women at the Dress for Success initiative. Photograph: Eric Luke

Clari* had been living in Ireland for more than a decade when she lost her job working for a translation company. She began searching for a new pos(...)

The EPA’s 2013 Report on Waste Enforcement has called for an improvement in standards at waste facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Half of the legal actions taken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2013 were against waste facilities, with fines and costs totalling (...)

Under the proposals from the expert group report, it will no longer be possible to administer the controversial ECT to a person who has capacity and does not consent to the treatment. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

A major review of health legislation due to be published today will change how people suffering with mental health issues interact with services on of(...)

A National Lottery spokeswoman confirmed that a number of terminals across the network experienced technical issues for a period of about 40 minutes on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

National Lottery ticket terminals crashed this afternoon for the third time since the beginning of February. A spokeswoman for the National Lottery c(...)

Niamh Cosgrave: “I was fighting, fighting, fighting because I knew if I went back down that corridor I wasn’t going to come out of it alive.” Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Chef-Boutonne is a small, picturesque town in southwest France with a population of just over 2,000 people. The sleepy nature of the locality attracte(...)