Prof  John McHale, Chairman of the  Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland is at risk of repeating the budgetary errors of the past, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned. “Politics may again b(...)

Mothers who had seen at least one child move abroad demonstrated increased symptoms in all three mental health categories

Mothers of adult emigrants who left Ireland during the recession are more likely to suffer from depression and other mental health issues than those (...)

Alone, the charity working with socially isolated older people, replicating an ad they ran in Irish newspapers in Britain and the US in the early 1980s, as the last wave of mass emigration from Ireland was just beginning.

There is a poster hanging in the Dublin office of Alone, the charity working with socially isolated older people, replicating an ad they ran in Irish (...)

Longitudinal Study on Ageing meant interviewing 8,500 people aged 50 and over between 2009 and 2011. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Childhood sexual abuse has a profound long-term economic impact on survivors, according to a new study by the Economic and Social Research Institut(...)

The Irish rugby team in action last weekend. The IRFU is among those owed money by Eventelephant. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Charities, non-profit organisations and other creditors owed €1.5 million by Eventelephant Ltd, a promotions facilitator now in liquidation, we(...)

Eventelephant hosted events for clients from a range of sectors, including charities, in return for three to four per cent of the funds raised.

An online petition signed by people concerned about getting their money from the liquidated Dublin company Eventelephant Ltd, has been signed by almos(...)

 Labour TD Kevin Humphreys: concerned that  sensitive information 
– including the actual amount of the agreed budget announcement –
is being passed onto an unelected body while the Oireachtas
, and its Finance Committee,
 is kept in the dark
 about all details of the Budget until it is announced
. Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

The Department of Finance’s decision to provide sensitive economic forecasts to the Fiscal Advisory Council weeks in advance of the October Budget (...)

Mr Justice Paul McDermott:  removed the protection of the courts from the company.

The High Court has ordered the winding up of Eventelephant, a software firm which creates web pages to advertise and sell tickets for events.The cour(...)

The ESRI says economic conditions are not the only factor influencing the decision to emigrate and many Irish emigrants were fleeing childhood trauma.

Older returning Irish emigrants are more likely to have been sexually abused as children and have a drink problem, according to new research publishe(...)

Prof John McHale, chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (right), with chief economist Diarmaid Smyth at a briefing on fourth Fiscal Assessment Report, at Whitaker Square, Dublin, yesterday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government should not reduce the size of the packages of spending cuts and tax increases scheduled for the next two budgets, according to t(...)