A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said.“Tuam w(...)

Enda Kenny, Phil Hogan, Richard Bruton and Frank Flannery at the launch of the Fine Gael local election manifesto in 2009. Mr Flannery joined the Taoiseach and the Environment Minister at the publication of his forum’s report inJuly 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Philanthropy Ireland, the association that represents a number of Irish philanthropic organisations, was given €631,635 by the Department of En(...)

Denis O’Brien listens as former US president Bill Clinton delivers the Ray Murphy Memorial lecture at an evening event organised by the Forum on Philanthropy and Philanthropy Ireland last month: “Would the One Percent Difference campaign not serve us all better by promoting a culture that was better disposed to paying tax?” Photograph: Alan Betson

You can’t poke your head out from under the bedcovers these days without being guilt-tripped by the One Percent Difference campaign. It is suddenly th(...)

The Dolphin House flat complex in Rialto. Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Some €19 million is to be spent to provide 100 new homes in the first phase of regeneration of Dolphin House in Dublin, which is one of the largest lo(...)

Tim Willoughby: "We didn't have the money we used to have and saw open-source packages could do the job of proprietary software at a fraction of the cost."

There is an argument that budget cuts and reduced resources inspire fresh ideas; that austerity can actually drive innovation. Sceptics, however, migh(...)