The coroner extended his sympathy to Conor and Deirdre Cashman on the loss of their “beloved” youngest son. Photograph: The Irish Times

An 18-month-old boy who died from crush injuries after walking behind a tractor that his father was reversing was the victim in a most unfortunate cas(...)

One of the reasons people are so downbeat is because they have had to increase spending on nondiscretionary items such as utility bills over the past six months.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Consumers appear increasingly gloomy about their financial prospects despite upbeat assessments from political and economic circles about sustained re(...)

Former Green Party TD Dan Boyle said he would like to see a proper recognition of local government in the Constitution. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Protection of the environment should be enshrined in the Irish constitution as happens in many other European countries, the first of a series of regi(...)