Fr Peter McVerry said he saw the award as an acknowledgement that homelessness remains a hugely important issue in Irish society. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigner for the homeless, Fr Peter McVerry was on Thursday honoured with the Spirit of Mother Jones Award in Cork and said he saw it as an acknowle(...)

The Birmingham Six after their release in London in 1991, with Chris Mullin  (centre, with scarf) outside the Old Bailey. File photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Former British Labour Party MP and author Chris Mullin will speak about the lessons that can be learned from the case of the Birmingham Six at a summe(...)

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jones (pictured), new research has established.

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jo(...)

A general view of the stadium during fireworks in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina Photograph: Getty Images

The World Cup may be just over but the focus is already turning to Qatar 2022. The plight of workers preparing for the World Cup in Qatar is set to fe(...)

The headstone of Rebecca and Mary Harris discovered on the seafront south of Inveran

When John Henry took his two dogs off for a Sunday morning walk along the southern shores of Connemara after the recent storms, he came in for a su(...)

Irish-born American labour organizer Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones 1830 - 1930) poses with a five-tiered cake in celebration of her 100th birthday, May 1st, 1930.  Ger O’Mahony of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Committee based in Cork said Ms Aspinall through her work as the Chairperson of the Hillborough Family Support Group was a worthy winner of the inaugural Spirit of Mother Jones Award. Photograph: FPG/Getty Images

A woman who has spent almost quarter of a century campaigning for justice for the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster is to be honoured in Cork next (...)