Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction meth(...)

Ask.fm Europe’s director of trust and safety Annie Mullins said that children “writing to themselves” has become the “biggest” cyber-bullying issue that the network faced. Photograph: Danny Martindale/Getty Images.

Young girls writing negative messages to themselves has become a new form of self-harm through social media, a global social network’s safety executiv(...)

People of all ages are invited to experience Irish life as it was 100 years ago as O’Connell Street in Dublin transforms into an Edwardian thoroughfare this Easter Monday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Galway Food FestivalThe fourth annual Galway food festival take place this weekend with open-air markets, food trails, tastings and workshops involvin(...)

Social solidarity: Members of the North Leitrim Men’s Group – John Maguire, Thomas Happ, Pat Love, Pat Kerrigan, Des Hand and Pat McMorrow. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The Department of Social Protection has been accused of being “hell bent on closing down” a men’s group which was set up to counter social isolation i(...)

Thomas Pringle: said the east region could not continue to sustain the migration rate into it, which was happening because of the absence of jobs in the rest of the country

More than 50 per cent of the 90,000 jobs created in the past three years were outside Dublin and the mideast areas, Minister for Enterprise and Innov(...)

Fine Gael TD for Sligo-North Leitrim John Perry: statement  issued after it was reported his wife began working for him as parliamentary assistant in January 2015.

Former minister of State John Perry has defended the appointment of his wife to the position of his parliamentary assistant and says she will step dow(...)

John Perry TD: Stepped down as minister of State for small business in July of last year in a Government reshuffle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD John Perry is one of dozens of TDs who have appointed relations to positions during the lifetime of this Dáil. Mr Perry appointed his wif(...)

One postmaster who did not want to be named was in touch with Independent TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim, Michael Fitzmaurice, saying the issuing of the letters causes them “serious concern as to my livelihood and the viability of my post office”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Moves by the Department of Social Protection to encourage more social welfare recipients to have their payments made directly into their bank accounts(...)

The work  etched on his face: Leaving the pit at Arigna in July 1990. Photograph Derek Speirs

Maurice Cullen remembers being in the Miner’s Bar in Arigna village one summer’s evening with a gang of other thirsty pit men when “a few yanks” drift(...)

Over 86,000 acres were offered for sale in 2014, the highest such figure in the eight year history of the report.(Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

The cost of agricultural land rose by just over 5 per cent in 2014, as supply reached an eight year high, a new report from the Irish Farmer’s Journa(...)