David Begg said the top 10  per cent of people were now taking 34 per cent of all. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Ireland must retain the current level of spending on welfare while also increasing wages if it is to tackle economic inequality, Dr David Begg directo(...)

Author Colm Tóibín:  The ‘Washington Post’ features a piece by him on  Ireland’s growing tolerance towards LGBT issues. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Ireland’s seminal vote on same-sex marriage has ignited interest from the international media.An article in Saturday’s Washington Post says Ireland h(...)

 Minister for Children Dr James Reilly. Dr Reilly said the Government had ‘no part’ in funding cuts to Catholic marriage support agency Accord. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government had “no hand, act or part” in the cutting of funding to the Catholic marriage support agency Accord, Minister for Children James Reilly(...)

Independent TD Tom Fleming has called for the Government to increase funding for the national dementia strategy, given the ‘rapidly growing number’ afflicted by the disease. Photograph: Getty Images/VStock RF

A call has been made for the Government to increase funding for the implementation of the national dementia strategy.Independent TD Tom Fleming said a(...)

 Charlie McCreevy: had referred to voluntary organisations  and the sector as the “poverty  industry”

Voluntary organisations that exist simply to perpetuate themselves are known within the public service as the “poverazzi industry”, according to a sen(...)