An Tanáiste Joan Burton with Glenties residents including Michael Glynn, chairman of the Glenties Amalgamated CE scheme, enjoying a local walk. Photograph: North West Newspix

Tanáiste Joan Burton has called for politicians to work with the people to restore faith in the institutions of State. Countering widespread cynicis(...)

Dr Maurice Hayes called for “the transfer of substantial powers and responsibilities to a reinvigorated local government”. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland’s political difficulties are compounded by a “lack of engagement” by the electorate and especially by the young, the MacGill Summer School ha(...)

Released: Nelson Mandela in Soweto in 1990, four days after he left prison. Photograph: Georges De Keerle/Getty

The world may have said goodbye to a courageous fighter for equality and respect, but there remain some hardy souls fired by a similar fearlessness. T(...)