Flowers on  Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, near the site of a fatal fire at a halting site. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Efforts continued on Monday to identify the remains of the 10 people who died in a fire at a halting site in Carrickmines in Dublin. Two children are(...)

Thomas and Sylvia Connors were among the 10 people who died in the halting site fire at Carrickmines.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has requested that flags at Government Buildings be flown at half-mast for the funerals of 10 people who died during a fire (...)

The Back Lane hostel, where the President was speaking, provides support and accommodation to 60 homeless men each night. Photograph: Getty Images 1:26

It was the State’s responsibility to solve homelessness and charities could not be expected to do that job, President Michael D Higgins has said. He (...)

A woman hugs a baby wrapped in an emergency blanket as refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 1st, 2015. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The Catholic bishops have called on parishes throughout the island to mobilise resources to help with the resettlement of migrants who come to Ireland(...)

Teachers and special needs assistants with students at Mother of Consolation School, Donnycarney, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Children living on Dublin’s southside are more likely to gain access to resource teaching for special educational needs than their northside peers, ne(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection Kevin Humphreys won a car worth €18,000 in a raffle held by the St Vincent de Paul last week but has returned it to the charity.

Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection Kevin Humphreys has returned a new car worth €18,000 which he won in a St Vincent de Paul raf(...)

The arrangements using charities are part of tax-efficient structured finance deals aimed at attracting the institutions to set up “special purpose vehicles”in Ireland to house the high-risk assets. A team of economists from the Central Bank last month published a report on the use of these types of structures

Matheson, Ireland’s biggest corporate tax firm, uses three charities registered to “relieve poverty and distress” to help hedge funds and banks pay le(...)

One study showed that those who do not take vacations are more likely to be older and poorer, and did not show the gains in health and wellbeing of those taking a holiday. Photograph: Thinkstock

This week’s column comes shortly after summer vacation with my family, struggling gamely with the elements at Jamie Knox’s wonderful windsurfing sc(...)

Liam O’Dwyer: he has also served as the national director of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former chief executive of the Irish League of Credit Unions Liam O’Dwyer has been appointed the new secretary general of the Irish Red Cross (IRC). (...)

Photograph from February 2008 of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The news that a number of TDs are supporting the release from prison of Michael McKevitt as he recovers from surgery prompted some different reactions(...)