Tánaiste Joan Burton at the annual pre-budget meeting with NGOs at Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Children in school breakfast clubs in some of the country’s poorest areas are “taking extra food home on Fridays” to “see them through the weekend”(...)

BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane, with broadcaster and writer Olivia O’Leary at the Worldwide Ireland Funds ceremony where Mr Keane won the annual literary award. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane was on Thursday awarded Worldwide Ireland Funds annual literary award of $25,000. The ceremony took place at M(...)

Margaret O’Leary and her daughter Shannon on their  way out of Tralee Court. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

The widow of a 42-year-old cyclist who was killed in an early morning hit-and-run accident near his home has called on the man convicted of his death (...)

NCA chief executive Karen O’Leary said standard-form consumer contracts were common across areas such as utilities, travel and leisure. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Consumer Agency has published guidelines aimed at helping businesses to comply with legislation on unfair terms in consumer contracts and(...)

The Government has nominated two solicitors for appointment by the President to the district court. Grainne O’Neill (42), the Athlone b(...)

Lucinda Creighton at the Reform Alliance conference at the RDS over the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Reform Alliance managed to attract a sizeable crowd to its first public meeting at the RDS over the weekend but the future of the movement remains(...)

 Karen O’Leary: “There are certainly consequences to how we spend our money as there are consequences to everything that we do, but my job is to represent consumers and lower prices are good for the consumer”.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of the National Consumer Agency has commended the State’s leading supermarkets for waging a vegetable price war in the run-up to Christmas(...)

UCC: researchers at the college used data from an administrative database in Cork and Kerry in order to identify new information on childcare

Almost half of all incidents where children were taken into care in Cork and Kerry by the HSE occurred on a voluntary basis with the support of their (...)

Almost half of Irish consumers have never bothered comparing prices to see if they can reduce their bills for  utilities such as gas and electricity  by switching service providers, according to a  survey by the National Consumer Agency.

Almost half of Irish consumers have never bothered comparing prices to see if they can get utilities such as gas and electricity for less by switch(...)

A man who threatened to shoot a heavily pregnant woman before he took her car in Dublin’s south inner city three years ago has being jailed for(...)