Glen Jeffries and George Nolan in Cobh, Co Cork, yesterday, before travelling to Dublin for the water protest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision 0:55

The Right2Water campaign has outlined its final arrangements for today’s anti-water charges protest which will begin at 1pm outside Leinster House. Or(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Minister for Children James Reilly has been urged to address the lack of social workers in the State. The Irish Times today reported that more than 9,(...)

Pictured at the Union of Students in Ireland pre-budget submission and education policy platform were:  Kieron Pierson, Sarah O’Shea, Tom Healy, Ciara Murnane, Patrick Maher and Luke Green. Photograph:  Conor McCabe.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for student support levels to be maintained in its pre-budget submission and education policy for t(...)

Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Gardaí believe drugs and cash with a combined value of almost €3 million seized in recent days were owned by two of Dublin’s biggest crime gang(...)

Facebook says it prohibits content deemed to be directly harmful but allows content that is offensive or controversial. “At Facebook we try to be a platform where people can share freely whilst still protecting the rights of others. We do not tolerate content which is directly harmful, for example bullying, but controversial or offensive behaviour is not necessarily against our rules,” a spokesman said. Photograph: Getty Images

Social networking site Facebook has no immediate plans to take down videos of people participating in the “neknomination” drinking game as they do not(...)

 Customer say goodbye to Patricia Duffy at her shop, Lucky Duffy’s Newsagents, in Parnell Street Dublin, which  has  closed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After 40 years before the counter, Patricia Duffy has shut up shop on what is reputed to be one of the oldest newsagents in Dublin city. Lucky Duffy’(...)

Stormy winds blow in over Silver Strand in Galway this afternoon. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Motorists are being advised to take special care on the roads today and tomorrow as storm-force winds and overnight frost bring a pre-Christmas chill (...)

A man dressed as Santa Claus greets children and families waiting for holiday gifts and toys to be distributed to underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles. Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters

Minister for Time with a sideline in Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter has assured children that all necessary arrangements have been made to(...)

Larry Harmon, Ballyfermot, with his son Killian (4) and his mother Bernadette Larekin, at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

An excited group of wives, children and parents filled Dublin Airport’s arrivals lounge today to welcome home a planeload of troops from the Lebanon. (...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said that social inequalities within Irish society have created a “health tombing”.

The number of people experiencing food poverty in Ireland could fill Croke park five times over, a conference has heard. According to the chari(...)