Members of the Young Social Innovators Youth Panel and advocates, from left, Jason Yeates, Aaron Brazil, Diana Bunici, TV presenter Jack Dooley, Kirsty Real and Nicole Greenan at the launch of a new partnership between Ulster Bank and Young Social Innovators. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Anti-water charge protests, domestic violence and youth suicide were some of the life experiences that inspired teenage social innovators to take acti(...)

Government decisions were directly forcing people into homelessness, the founder of the main charity in Dublin working with homeless families has said(...)

A homeless man in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A scheme to relocate hundreds of homeless Dublin families to vacant homes around the country will be considered by Government in the autumn. Work on (...)

Focus Ireland life president Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and singer Sharon Murphy at a concert held in Meeting House Square celebrating 30 years of the organisation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

An event marking the 30th anniversary of the homeless charity Focus Ireland was held in Dublin on Wednesday and speakers noted how the organisation wa(...)

‘We have allowed our people’s most basic requirement – a place to call home, a place where they can live their lives and bring up their children in security, privacy and safety — to become a debased currency.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The need for a coherent national housing policy has never been greater as we attempt to grapple with the legacy of failure from the past three decades(...)

Chair of the Iona Institute board of directors Dr John Murray. Mr Murray has criticised a number of  high-profile Catholics calling for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chair of the Iona Institute’s board of directors Dr John Murray has questioned whether those prominent Catholics who have called for a Yes vote in(...)

Sister Stanislaus Kennedy: “I have thought a lot about this,” she told The Irish Times. “I am going to vote Yes in recognition of the gay community as full members of society. They should have an entitlement to marry. It is a civil right and a human right.”   Above: Sr Stan outside the Dáil in 2012 with campaigners against sex trafficking. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has announced she will vote in favour of same-sex marriage in the forthcoming referendum.“I have thought a lot about this,” she (...)

Pals: the story of four young recruits to the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers during the first World War

The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks is showcasing a whole new way of teaching history. Pals is the story of four young recruits to t(...)

  Pat Carey of Fianna Fáil: he will be among those attending the launch of a campaign for a Yes vote in the same sex-marriage referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey, who recently spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time, will be among those attending the launch t(...)

Immigrant Council of Ireland chairman John Cunningham (from left) and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy (the founder of the council) speak to Brian Killoran, who has been appointed as the council’s new chief executive. Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has appointed Brian Killoran as its chief executive. Mr Killoran, who has worked with the organisation for more than (...)