Candidates who agree to advocate for the alliance’s agenda will be profiled on websites of the campaign groups

The next government needs a cabinet minister for older people to deal with problems posed by an ageing population, advocacy groups have said. Launchi(...)

Do you need a digital detox from the constant stream of texts, emails, notifications and reminders on our mobiles or tablets? Time for a game of chess instead?

As we move into a new year, it’s time for reflecting on the way we live our lives and wondering if and how we can make improvements. Often, we promise(...)

The Trocaire charity puts 91 cent of every €1 donated towards its charitable work. Photograph: Kim Haughton

If giving to charity was on your agenda over the festive season, you may wonder how much of your donation ended up going to your worthy cause. It’s(...)

In a time when DVDs are more likely to be gathering dust in your living room than being used, there’s one subgenre of discs that often survives a cul(...)

Marty Rea as Richard II and Gavin Drea Aumerle in DruidShakespeare. Photograph:  Matthew Thompson

Looking back on theatre in 2015 has been a reminder that there are always new ways of seeing things, and that theatre demands fresh perspectives and (...)

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

‘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(...)