The former Dún Laoghaire TD Barry Andrews,  who now leads the team at the development aid charity Goal.

For many former deputies the real impact only kicks in several days after losing their seats. The numerous counts that are a feature of our electora(...)

File photo: Ireland currently has the 4th worst income inequality in the EU ranked just below the UK, Belgium and Bulgaria Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nearly a third of Irish children grow up in materially deprived households, a major study by the OECD has concluded. The definition of materially de(...)

Minahil Sarfraz on Direct Provision: “I’m a girl who every day wakes up in a mobile home. Not big enough to roam. Frighterned every night not knowing the out comel. A ‘yes’ or a ‘no’.” Photograph: Maxwells

Young people have presented a report to the United Nations highlighting their views on the greatest pressures and complications facing children and te(...)

The Unicef report ranks Ireland  37th for child poverty of 41 EU and OECD countries analysed

Children in Ireland have suffered most in the recession and continue to bear the consequences, despite child poverty falling in almost half of Europe(...)

European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan of Ireland speaks before the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in Brussels. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Phil Hogan’s appearance at the European Parliament this morning was a master-class in political performance, as Ireland’s commissioner-designate succe(...)

Newly appointed EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan can employ up to three cabinet members from Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Phil Hogan is expected to finalise his team of advisers during the next few weeks, as he prepares to take responsibility for the European Commissio(...)

Refugees: a young girl walks through the tent settlement in Bekaa. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Before he left the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo, more than three months ago, Malak Moaws owned two houses and drove a relatively new car. (...)

Unicef Ireland executive director Peter Power was paid a salary of €140,000 in 2012. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA.

The executive director of Unicef Ireland, former minister of State for international aid and development Peter Power, w(...)

Young Syrian refugees transport supplies received from humanitarian organizations to sell outside of Al-Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. Photograph: Reuters

As the number of refugees fleeing Syria surpassed two million yesterday, the plight of those seeking to escape the country’s civil war was described a(...)

Unicef Ireland executive director Peter Power. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA.

Olivia KellyUnicef Ireland expressed alarm at the content of last night’s Primetime documentary A Breach of Trust and said the Government must focus o(...)