A comparison of the results of the 2011 censuses in the Republic and Northern Ireland shows clear differences between life in the two near neighbours.(...)

People in the Republic are far more positive about their health status than their neighbours in the North, according to a comparison of 2011 census data from the two jurisdictions. Photograph: Getty Images.

People living in the Republic of Ireland are far more positive about their health status than their neighbours in the North, according to a comparison(...)

Muhammad Younis told the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation that the Labour Court had awarded him €92,000 over breaches of his employment rights but he did not receive it as he was undocumented. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A man who came to Ireland from Pakistan in 2003 to work as a chef has told an Oireachtas committee he was paid 55 cents an hour for three years aft(...)

 Builders at work on  repairing the front  gate  of Trinity College Dublin yesterday. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Work has started at Trinity College Dublin to replace a wooden entrance gate that was badly damaged after being repeatedly rammed by a motorist in Ap(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan ordered the preliminary exercise following disclosures that almost 800 infants and young children had died in the Bon Secours home. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan will today brief his Cabinet colleagues on progress in a scoping examination of high mortality rates, burial(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has backed calls for the establishment of an inquiry into deaths at  mother and baby homes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has backed calls for the establishment of an independent inquiry into mother and baby homes, saying it was impo(...)

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White said the Government had to take responsibility for not reacting quickly enough to the likely impact on ordinary people of budgetary policies concerning medical cards. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times.

The impact of a decision to review the status of people with discretionary medical cards was not carefully enough assessed by the Government at the(...)

Labour TD for Dublin South and Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White (centre) who confirmed he will contest the leadership of the Labour Party at a press briefing on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin today. Photograph: Collins 2:25

Minister of State Alex White has joined Joan Burton in the race to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Mr White, a Dublin South TD, said Labour ha(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly told the Public Accounts Committee that nobody in the agency was currently in receipt of a bonus but that a payment, perhaps deferred until the agency completed its work, was something that might need to be considered to incentivise staff to stay on.

The National Asset Management Agency intends to ask Minister for Finance Michael Noonan about the possibility of offering “retention payments” to staf(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh (left) with Frank Daly, chairman, after meeting Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The National Asset Management Agency has defended a decision not to set a rate of return for its business and insisted it has plenty of performance b(...)