SICAP funding will begin in April, replacing the Local and Community Development Programme which had been the funding stream for the sector for almost 20 years. Photograph:  iStockPhoto

Hundreds of jobs will be lost and public services cut in some of the poorest areas under Government plans to change how community projects are funded(...)

Patricia King and outgoing General Secretary David Begg in Dublin. King was a lead negotiator in the talks with the Government that led to both the Croke Park and the Haddington Road agreements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Patricia King takes the helm of the Irish trade union movement at a time when it is emerging from one of the most difficult periods in its 121 -year h(...)

Teresa O’Flanagan taking part in a anti-water charge protest march at Jobstown, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Kids’ face-painting, live music and free soft drinks were among the attractions at an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, west Dublin today.Organi(...)

Diarmaid O Corrbuí of the Carmichael Centre, with representatives of groups facing cuts (from left) Dearbhla Wynne, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, Grainne Denning, Coeliac Society of Ireland, Patricia Towey, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and Rita O’Reilly, Parent Line. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

First, run a funding competition based on woolly criteria. Then, leave the results sitting on the Minister’s desk for months (or at least until after (...)

Fianna Fail disability spokesman Colm Keaveney said the decision by the Department of Environment to stop funding an advocacy service for deaf people  “defies logic”.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A decision by the Department of Environment to stop funding an advocacy service for deaf people is to be debated in the Dáil today.Fianna Fail TD John(...)

Dolphin House residents  Debbie Doyle, Joan Kenny and Gerard Kelly are concerned about ongoing and new  delays in rectifying poor conditions in their homes in Rialto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Residents at the centre of a long-running regeneration saga fear further delays could cause long-term damage to their community. Despite a commitment(...)

Holybrook House: Combined annual rent roll is in excess of €900,000

An unidentified Irish fund has paid €13 million for a fully-occupied office building opposite the entrance to Holles Street hospital in Dublin 2.The s(...)

Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: “The legislation gives the inspectorate new powers to be used before the stage of prosecution. We have brought in a range of pre-prosecution actions which empowers them much more.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Child safety, management and staffing and record-keeping have been identified as ongoing areas of “particular(...)

Holybrook House is described as an investment that “looks very attractive to savvy investors who are anticipating a marked recovery in the Dublin office sector”

A fully occupied office building opposite the entrance to Holles Street hospital in Dublin 2 goes on the m(...)

The Irish Seed Savers Association says the project, based in Scarriff, Co Clare, is unsustainable without Government support.

The Irish Seed Savers Association, which protects and conserves heritage seeds, vegetables and fruit, says its closure is inevitable if it doesn’t rai(...)