Crosscare, the social care agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese, has called on the Government to initiate a database of Irish emigrants abroad so as to create a stronger on-line connection between the Irish State and its diaspora.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An agency providing pre-departure support for emigrants has called on the Government to create a database of Irish people living abroad in an effort t(...)

Interns at Leinster House: L to R, Sheelan Yousefizadeh, TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Ebisinbofa Charles Titus, TD Tony McLoughlin and Larysa Karankovich. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is not the only country with an ambivalent attitude to its first language. Larysa Karankovich points to a similar problem in her home country (...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said controversy surrounding senior Fine Gael strategist and lobbyist Frank Flannery illustrated the existence of culture  of cronyism.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Coalition Government of fostering a culture of cronyism and inside influence. In his leader’s add(...)

Niamh O’Brien, daughter of Joe O’Brien, after the verdict. Photograph: Mary Browne

A man who killed a 60-year-old grandfather by subjecting him to a “vicious and sustained” beating after an argument broke out in an apartment has been(...)

Independent senator and children’s rights activist Jillian Van Turnhout earlier claimed the contest should be cancelled as events like it ‘sexually exploit’ children at a young age.

The organisers of a child beauty pageant scheduled to take place in Dublin this weekend have insisted it will go ahead despite the hotel at which it w(...)

Mickey, Cormac and Cathal Mac Connell at the funeral of their brother, Seán Mac Connell, at the Church of the Divine Word, Rathfarnham. Photograph: Frank Miller

The funeral took place in Dublin yesterday of former Agricultural Correspondent of The Irish Times Seán Mac ConnellHis death earlier in the week at th(...)

Joe Murray  on his farm in Elphin, Co Roscommon, with his dog, Charlie. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Part-time farming carried something of a stigma in the 1980s, when it was seen as a tacit admission that a holding was incapable of sustaining the far(...)

You might expect that if Ireland was to get over €11 billion from somewhere it would be(...)

Ready for take-off: the 6,350   working-holiday visas for Canada available to Irish people were allocated within two days. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

At the Working Abroad Expo in the RDS in Dublin this month, mechanics and plumbers lined up alongside bankers and nurses looking for informatio(...)