Sr Stanislaus Kennedy called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the Constitution. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Homelessness campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy has called for a referendum to enshrine the right to a home in the constitution. Speaking at the Ma(...)

Prof Orla Hardiman said the health system was now completely demoralised. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The health system is now “utterly demoralised and completely broken”, Ireland’s first professor of neurology has said. Prof Orla Hardiman told (...)

The mural by Irish artist Joe Caslin on the side of a building on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Tens of thousands of Christian immigrants who have become Irish citizens are being mobilised across the Republic to vote down a historic move to legal(...)

A “growing homeless crisis for young people leaving State care” must be addressed if “further tragedies” are to be averted, a report to be published t(...)

Photograph: Steven Taylor/Digital Vision/Getty

Even the dictionary struggles to find a succinct meaning for the word “home”. Is it the urban or rural place where you live? Is it the town, city, sub(...)

Lelia Doolan

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy on Lelia Doolin:I’d heard of Lelia when she co-wrote Sit Down and Be Counted [about her and her co-authors’ experiences working (...)

‘Our competitive, dynamic society is pushing out compassion on all kinds of levels, moving us away from ways that facilitate our wellbeing,’ says psychologist Prof Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert, author of the best-selling self-help book Overcoming Depression, and, more recently, The Compassionate Mind, wants people to wake up to (...)