Observations about corruption in Irish society shouldn’t stand in the way of junior cycle reform, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Observations about corruption in Irish society shouldn’t stand in the way of junior cycle reform, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said.In a (...)

A homeless Irish man begging on Westmoreland Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Deepening pessimism about ending long-term homelessness by 2016 is outlined in a high-level report to the Minister for Housing. Written on July 4th by(...)

Are the good things in our lives down to our own efforts or just the bounce of the ball?

Winning the Lotto is considered pure luck but what about winning the lottery of life? If you land a good job, enter a happy marriage, or find y(...)

A homeless man sleeping on Kildare St in Dublin. “Great disparities in wealth and power divide society into the rich and the poor.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland needs a new guiding vision. The economic crisis of recent years is principally the result of the failure of an economic and social phil(...)