Neil Murphy: “My role involves managing research, consulting and advising on integrating Universal Design into our public spaces . . .” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

What is Universal Design? Neil Murphy says it’s the ingredient that makes a good building, product or service into a great one.  “The Cent(...)

“Children who went through Quebec’s child-care system were more likely to commit a crime, have poor health and experience lower levels of life satisfaction.”

Childcare is one of the biggest worries faced by parents working outside the home. They worry about the cost, they worry about the quality, and they w(...)

FIVE PREHISTORIC SITES IN BRITAIN   The recent discovery of a “superhenge” of nearly 100 standing stones near Stonehenge has left arch(...)

In 2007, Stephanie Lenz posted a brief video on YouTube of her 13-month-old baby bouncing up and down to a Prince song that was playing in the background on her stereo

A Pennsylvania mother’s refusal to remove a 29-second YouTube video of her baby dancing to a Prince song has strengthened the ability of internet user(...)

Syrian Kurd Salah ad-Din lifts his 7-month-old daughter Hiro Belo as they wait at the main bus station in Istanbul, Turkey, September 15th.  Photograph:  REUTERS/Murad Sezer

As Ireland contemplates its response to the wave of migration facing Europe, it’s worth reflecting on lessons learned from the wave of inward migratio(...)

The Department of Finance said the performance was consistent with the recovering labour market, solid employment growth and increases in average weekly earnings. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has received a major boost ahead of the forthcoming budget with the latest exchequer returns showing tax revenue running €1.4 billio(...)

A migrant family from Afghanistan after arrival  from Budapest, Hungary,  at the train station in Munich, Germany, August 31st, 2015. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed fellow European states to share the burden of the influx of migrants. The German leader told reporters in (...)

 Cardinal Timothy Dolan with the papal nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, and Bishop of Meath Michael Smith. Photograph:  John Mc Elroy

The Catholic Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, performed the official opening of this year’s national novena at Knock, in Co Mayo, yeste(...)

Party says domestic wealth creators not valued by the Irish State. Photograph: The Irish Times

The rate of universal social charge (USC) paid by the self-employed would be brought into line with PAYE workers under proposals from Renua. The part(...)

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