St Patrick’s mother and baby home on the Navan Road, Dublin

A woman is suing two religious orders and the HSE over the alleged forced adoption of her four-month-old baby 45 years ago. When she later tried to fi(...)

Winner of the Philanthropist of the Year  award  Brendan O’Carroll, with fellow winners Jim and Adeline Callery and David O’Brien of BNY Mellon. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Brendan O’Carroll (on left) has been given the title Philanthropist of the Year by the Community Foundation for Ireland for his work with St Vincent d(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said there was evidence to show that schemes controlled by insurance companies had led to a reduction in the number and range of medicines accessible. Photograph: PA Wire

Actuaries have warned the Government that insurers could need between €1.6 billion and €2.4 billion in additional regulatory capital to operate a sys(...)

Larry Hughes from Crumlin enjoying the 90th year of the Knights of St Columbanus annual sit down Christmas Day Dinner for the poor and homeless held in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people were given dinner at the RDS in Dublin on Christmas Day by the Knights of Columbanus. The event, also attended by Archbishop(...)

A file photograph of volunteers preparing food and goody bags for distribution, at the annual Christmas Dinner organised by the Knights of  Columbanus. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The number of meals served by organisers of the Christmas day dinner for the homeless at the RDS in Dublin has doubled in three years.Adrian King, cha(...)

Canon David Gillespie (left) and Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, outside St. Ann’s Church Dawson Street during the Black Santa sit-out to raise money for charities working with homeless people. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Funds raised by this year’s Black Santa sit-out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street will go to help the city’s homeless. The sit-in was launc(...)

Organisers Katherine McKenna, Dermot Richardson and Joan Hunt at Tallaght Adventure World. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Dermot Richardson and his partner, Katherine McKenna, decided to serve Christmas dinner to the homeless in their community in Tallaght, Dublin, (...)

Live animal crib opens at Mansion House with children from St Joseph’s Nursery singing When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney. Entrance is free but donations go to the homeless. Still from Daniel O’Connor video. 1:44

There was no baby Jesus in the live animal crib, but if there was the children from St Joseph’s Nursery would probably have upstaged him. Dressed as a(...)

Children from Scoil Chaoimhin, Marlborough St., at the Opening of the 20th year of the IFA Live Animal Crib. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some people are extremely hypocritical when it comes to helping homeless people, Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke has said. He said he had received ema(...)

Panti Bliss - aka Rory O’Neill - with Stephen Fry at the Rehab People of the Year awards. Photograph: Zara Zhuang/The Irish Times

Rory O’Neill - aka Panti Blis - and Garda whistleblowers Maurice McCabe and John Wilson were among the winners of the 2014 People of the Year Awards.O(...)