Bridgette Keane and her son Mark (10) at home in Sutton, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Eric Luke

‘He is in a school yard of about 200 children, with no voice. It’s very difficult.” It’s a stark image that Bridgette Keane conjures up of her non-ve(...)

Geoff Meagher, national president of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), said the organisation is seeing an “alarming level” of calls despite the recent improvement in the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Charities are continuing to suffer as a result of the economic crash with many reporting a significant decline in funding despite improving economic (...)

 Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes premises at Ballsbridge: The Hospitals Sweepstake argued the State had a moral obligation to its employees, as thoughts turned to the idea of the  National Lottery. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A proposed national lottery would damage betting on horse racing, Lord Killanin warned then taoiseach Garret FitzGerald in 1985, State papers show. (...)

The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) has asked its charity and fundraising wing to write off a €3 million loan that was used to help pay for pension liabilities.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) has asked its charity and fundraising wing to write off a €3 million loan that was used to help pay for pension liab(...)

The Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Voluntary hospitals and health agencies did not act outside their powers when they made top-up payments to senior executives, the Office of the Att(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said telling the public they would have to pay more to managers was “unbelievably politically toxic”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Speaking at a medical conference this month, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar acknowledged that Ireland was competing in an international market not o(...)

Professor Niamh Brennan: Diploma in Corporate Governance course at UCD’s Michael Smurfit school.

Judging by this country’s perennial predilection for scandals and tribunals, it would seem that corporate governance isn’t top of the agenda in many I(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hospital groups should be given autonomy to set their own pay rates for senior managers and doctors, the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. H(...)

Patrick Hopkins of the Charities Regulatory Authority told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice  he believes the salary and bonuses of charity chief executives should be highlighted.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The body charged with regulating charities has no power to force them to disclose the salaries of their chief executives, its chairman designate has t(...)

Dr  Mohammad Ilyas Khan leaves the Fitness to Practice inquiry at The Medical Council, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A paediatrician accused of allegations of poor professional performance has defended his treatment of a baby born following an emergency caesarean sec(...)