Children from the Indian community at the parade in  Doughiska Park in Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

From small villages to large cities, every community in Ireland is now as multicultural as it wants to be, according to leaders of an award-winning s(...)

Impact national secretary Louise O’Donnell said the issue over pay arrears dated back to 2004. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

About 800 social care workers are owed at least €10 million in pay arrears, the trade union Impact has said.Speaking at the union’s health and welfare(...)

Marian Ryan on her graduation day in October. Photograph: Peggy Ryan

“I was upset at first – from happiness. I was proud when I heard I was coming.”Such was the response of one participant in a pioneering university co(...)

The board of the Rehab group will meet today to discuss whether to make public the current remuneration of its group chief executive, Angela Kerins. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The board of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group is expected to meet in the coming days to consider the plan by the HSE to dock the funding of St Vincent(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospitawas  listed among five institutions found to be in breach of rules. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The HSE said it will cut cash funding by a fifth from two of the country’s biggest hospitals from next week until they are compliant with publi(...)

Dr Margaret Kennedy: successfully took a High Court action against the HSE and the Brothers of Charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A whistleblower who successfully took a High Court action against the HSE and the Brothers of Charity has drawn attention to an “extremely important” (...)

Dr Margaret Kennedy: the settlement included a letter from the Brothers of Charity and the HSE which unequivocally acknowledges her “professionalism and high standards”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

A settlement has been agreed between whistleblower Dr Margaret Kennedy, the Brothers of Charity, the HSE and HSE West, following a High Court actio(...)

Siptu official Paul Bell said the unions would now pursue their case in the Labour Court. Photograph: Eric Luke / The
Irish Times

Trade unions have said that the HSE is tolerating top-up payments to senior managers in some voluntary agencies while refusing to address the issue of(...)

 Kathleen Lynch, the Minister of State with responsibilty for disability, said the standards which provided the foundation for the inspection regime would help ensure services provide high-quality care.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Residential centres for more than 9,000 adults and children with disabilities will be subject to independent inspections for the first time from tomor(...)

Imagine being the only person to respond to your own newspaper appeal? This was the rather dispiriting situation that Seán Keane found himself in duri(...)