Notre Dame trustee emeritus Martin Naughton; his wife Carmel (far left); and Sr Maire Hickey, Mother Abbess at Kylemore Abbey, Co Galway. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

On a balmy autumn morning, as light wind creates small waves on Poll an Chapaill lake, six nuns celebrate midday Mass in their simple chapel at Kyl(...)

  Brendan Howlin   and   Michael Noonan: The Government plans to devote “almost its entire budget for tax-cutting” to a reduction at all levels of the universal social charge. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Budget to reduce USC The Government plans to devote “almost its entire budget for tax-cutting” to a reduction at all levels of the universal so(...)

Michael McCabe: “Some people can’t even be at this protest because they don’t have transport or assistance to get here. So I’m protesting on their behalf too.”  Photograph: Nina Byrne/Centre for Independent Living

Michael McCabe is one of the 20 or so people with disabilities who, joined by supporters, camped outside the Dáil over three days this week. They stag(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking to disability activist Martin Naughton and protester Donal Toolan outside Government Buildings. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty

Disability protesters have told Taoiseach Enda Kenny he “kicked them in the teeth” with a Government plan to invest €450 million in nursing homes and (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking to disabilty activist Martin Naughton and protesester Donal Toolan. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he will take on board points made by people with disabilities protesting on the street outside Government Buildings. Just f(...)

‘One of the main reasons for coming together in Athlone is to re-awaken and re-invigorate a new leadership among people with disabilities, especially younger groups.’ Photograph: Getty Images

This Saturday (June 13th) I’ll be in Athlone, along with several hundred others, at a historic gathering of people with all types of disabilities – th(...)

A total of 19 new members have been brought into the Royal Irish Academy at a ceremony in Dublin on Friday. The new members of the academy include Steve Myers, who was the director of accelerators at CERN when the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012 and  Martin Naughton, chairman of Glen Dimplex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A more “dynamic” higher education system is needed to attract both top researchers and women to leadership roles in Ireland, the president of the Roya(...)

US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards 2015: Prof Oliver Dolly (DCU) and Mary E Daly (president of RIA) with Eamonn Sinnott  (president of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland), Eddie Cullen (from Ulster Bank) and Shawn Murphy from KPMG. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Xilinx Ireland, Alimentary Health and Dublin City University were named the overall winners at the inaugural US-Ireland research innovation awards in(...)

The programme will see students return to Kylemore Abbey for the first time since the closure of the boarding school there six years ago.

About 40 students from US university Notre Dame will attend summer classes at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara from 2016 under a new partnership with the (...)

Windsor House in Belfast is thought to be ripe for a revamp.

The tallest commercial building in Ireland has been sold for £6.5 million (€9 million) by a Nama-appointed receiver.Hastings Hotels, which co-owns the(...)