A boy plays football in  the Govan area of Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For perhaps a few hours early into tomorrow morning, Shettleston, Castlemilk, Drumchapel and Easterhouse – some of Glasgow’s poorest districts – wi(...)

The NWCI’s pre-budget submission, published yesterday.

The forthcoming budget is an opportunity to “bring us closer to a . . . more equal society for men and women,” the National Women’s Council of Irelan(...)

Dick Brady, assistant chief executive and head of housing at Dublin City Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill Assistant chief executive and head of housing Dick Brady has also called for rent control and for a stay on banks repossessing buy-to-let homes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council is “seriously looking” at building prefabs on derelict sites to house homeless families.Assistant chief executive and head of hous(...)

The big name on the programme for this year’s Cork International Short Story Festival (September 16-18) is the American author Richard Ford. Photograph: Frank Miller
Festivals, launches and awards
  • Books
  • September 11, 2014, 15:24

To celebrate Culture Night on September 19th, the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar will host a series of pop-up readings in conjunction with the Big Smok(...)

Robyn Dann-Cooney, Oni McNamara, Aoife Harrison and Aileen Palmer with their cake at the birthday party to launch the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Ard Bia at Nimmos at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

  Ireland’s international commitment to the importance of culture and creativity for the very young is a theme of this year’s Baboró Inter(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly and Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Ellen O’Malley Dunlop at the launch of the DRCC’s 2013 annual report. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Increasing levels of violence are accompanying rape, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said, and “particularly concerning” was the way social media i(...)

The High Court this afternoon ordered the gardaí to apprehend a 16-year-old boy who had absconded from hospital, bring him back and remain with him un(...)

The High Court has cleared the way for the transfer to the UK of an Irish-born baby girl whose mother had come to Ireland to “escape social services” in that jurisdiction.  File Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The High Court has cleared the way for the transfer to the UK of an Irish-born baby girl whose mother had come to Ireland to “escape social services” (...)

A group of asylum seekers have said they were protesting over delays in the processing of their asylum status, and also complained about conditions at their accommodation centre. File photograph: Getty Images

A group of protesting asylum seekers who claimed to be on hunger strike at an accommodation centre in Co Limerick have been transferred to other asylu(...)

Mariano ‘Gaucho’ de Ritis from  Argentina and Francesco ‘El Tano’ Casatta from  Italy, of reggae band Microguagua, warm up for the Spraoi festival. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Waterford is bracing itself for an influx of up to 40,000 visitors from home and abroad as the city prepares to host the 22nd annual Spraoi festival.(...)