People protest against the diversion of €12m from the State’s mental health budget, outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds gathered outside Leinster House on Thursday to protest the removal of €12 million from the State’s mental health budget for 2016. Orchestrat(...)

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In 2002 I graduated from UCD with a bachelor-of-arts degree. In hindsight it was a relative doddle: there was no continuous assessment and not a huge(...)

Annie McCarrick: American student was last seen in Johnnie Fox’s pub in Glencullen, Co Wicklow, on March 26th, 1993.

The mother of missing American woman Annie McCarrick has said she has given up hope ever seeing her daughter again, but that her “greatest wish” was (...)

 A site for the planned EirGrid North-South Interconnector development at Kilmainhamwood, near Nobber Co Meath. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

EirGrid and Meath County Council have clashed over the effect the construction of a major power line will have on views from the Hill of Tara. The d(...)

Former Unilever HR chief says businesses need leaders with a ‘sense of purpose’. Image: Thinkstock

A world that has is “volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous” is now the “new normal” and business leaders will have no choice but to equip themsel(...)

Fr PJ Byrne’s death  anticipates the passing of a generation of diocesan priests who emerged in the years after Vatican II, full of the enthusiasm and anxious to make a difference in the lives of their parishioners.

On February 7th, the parish priest of Kilcock and Newtown in Co Kildare, Fr PJ Byrne, died suddenly. Earlier he had travelled to witness a Kildare vic(...)

Traffic volumes, one indicator of commuter activity, have been creeping upwards. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Rising traffic levels on the main road networks in the greater Dublin area and a swell in demand for residential property surrounding the capital are (...)

Numbers at Maynooth university have jumped from just under 9,000 in 2008 to more than 11,000 this year. Yet employment restrictions mean staffing numbers have fallen in recent years.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When Philip Nolan combed through the latest college application figures for Maynooth university on Wednesday morning, he felt conflicted. The univer(...)

College president Monsignor Hugh Connolly has called for prayers that more people will consider a vocation to the clergy amid the ongoing shortage of priests across the country. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Seventeen new seminarians have started studying for the priesthood in Maynooth, up three on last year’s intake but three less than began their studies(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told the church’s newest appointees that being a priest “is not easy”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former barman was among two priests ordained for the Archdiocese of Dublin in a ceremony at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Wednesday. Chris Derwin (32) (...)