The Bimhuis in Amsterdam is frequently mentioned as the best example of what a jazz venue can be

This week, the Improvised Music Company, Ireland’s leading promoter of jazz, will stage a guerilla action in our National Theatre, commandeering th(...)

Emma, originally from Carlow, is a qualified barrister, who studied law at Griffith College and now works with a healthcare company. She met Ke(...)

I begin west of Benglenisky by following a fence that marks the northern boundary of a former forestry plantation. Initially, it’s somewhat marshy going, but conditions improve

I’m in Clifden for a walk on Inishbofin Island aimed at supporting blind people and the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association. It’s memorable, (...)

The number of older people contacting Alone who are worried about housing has risen from 29 per cent in 2010 to more than 50 per cent last year. File photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Half of all calls Alone received in 2014 were related to homelessness or housing, the charity has said. The principal cause of distress for elderly p(...)

Barbara at home in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:14

‘Why do I light candles?” says Barbara. “I didn’t light them because you were coming. I light candles all the time, because when I look around I se(...)

‘It is a measure of the cynicism surrounding policing and justice in the North in cases which are politically sensitive or can be made to seem so that speculation is widespread that the matter will never reach court.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has made a number of arrests following the killing of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast last week. No inference (...)

A recent report by the Alone organisation showed more than a third of older people in long-term nursing homes had low to medium dependency needs. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Independent TD Tom Fleming called for the provision of supportive housing and nursing facilities to allow the elderly live in their communities. (...)

Precipice is the title of Stein’s exhibition

Fool’s Hollow, Thieving Ledge, Speckled Cliff – English translations of Irish names for north Mayo seascapes resonate with local history. Treasa Ní Gh(...)

The Alone organisation said a third of those in nursing home care with low to medium dependency needs could live at home if they were supported to do so. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government is forcing older people into nursing homes by failing to provide support to allow them to continue living at home, according to a chari(...)

‘Why are we forcing older people out of their homes?” That provocative question is raised by Alone, a charity that helps older people in need. It cla(...)