Isme chief Mark Fielding said the national minimum wage, which is currently set at €8.65, had failed in its stated task of addressing poverty.

The national minimum wage should be scrapped, a business lobby group has urged.Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association chief executive Mark Fie(...)

Minister of State for equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State for equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said Government is moving to prohibit discrimination against tenants in receipt of rent supplemen(...)

Fr Peter McVerry  will speak at the colloquium at Castlecoote House in Co Roscommon. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A colloquium on the theme of Ethics in Crisis takes place at Castlecoote House, near Roscommon town, on Wednesday.Speakers at the colloquium will incl(...)

A Tipperary man who threatened to Taser a woman and take away her children during a car-jacking in south Dublin has been sentenced to five years in prison.

A Tipperary man who threatened to Taser a woman and take away her children during a car-jacking in south Dublin has been sentenced to five years in pr(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has called on homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry to be more positive after Fr McVerry described the  Government’s social housing plans as ‘Alice in Wonderland politics’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has called on social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry to be more positive in his comments on the housing an(...)

Homeless trust founder Fr Peter McVerry said on Tuesday  for the “first time since the famine, we now have families sleeping in the streets, families with young children being told ‘there’s no accommodation available, you’re on your own’”.

A housing conference has been told the Government’s plan to provide 35,000 new social housing units by 2020 and end homelessness by 2016 are a “fantas(...)

Larry Brazil leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after he pleaded guilty to robbery of €2,288 and production of a knife at Centra Store on Westland Row, Dublin 2, on December 17th, 2013.  Photograph: Court Collins.

An off-duty garda has been praised by a judge for arming himself with a traffic cone and catching two robbers after witnessing a raid in a Dublin shop(...)

Father Peter McVerry was Róisín Ingle’s guest on this week’s Róisín Meets podcast.

Fr Peter McVerry has said that an increase in home repossessions could lead to “potentially thousands” of families becoming homeless in 2015. “That pr(...)

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon is among those on the shortlist for the Tipperary International Peace Award. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A holocaust survivor, a Burmese human rights lawyer and the United Nations secretary general are among those shortlisted for the Tipperary Internation(...)

The doorway in Molesworth Street where Jonathan Corrie was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It might well have been just another death in a doorway. But Jonathan Corrie’s tragic and tangled life slipped away on a cold December morning in the (...)