The sit out took place at St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street  in the days running up to Christmas. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The 2015 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street was the most successful ever yielding a record €41,400 for charity, the larg(...)

Catholic groups said the policy of the last 20 years of relying on the private rented sector to meet social housing needs had proven “a dismal failure”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Four Catholic Church-related social justice organisations have called on all candidates and voters in the forthcoming general election to make housing(...)

Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said Stand for Justice event  was a lively discussion that highlighted the four main issues of public services, child poverty, sustainable energy and overseas aid.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ending poverty for Irish children and growing housing problems were hot topics for a cross-party panel of eight politicians and an audience at a Stand(...)

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 (...)

The Palestrina Choir will be performing in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, at 9.30pm on Christmas Eve, followed by Mass at 10pm. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

People who may be planning to attend the popular Nine Lessons and Carols service at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, this afternoon are advised not to(...)

Greg Hayes, chorister in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, with his parents Lorraine and Tony and sister Holly in advance of the Nine Lessons and Carols performance on Christmas Eve .Photograph: Alan Betson

When you are a child Christmas Eve is the longest day of the year. With time hanging so heavily, it’s no wonder we remember long into adulthood what w(...)

Alan Kelly has said he plans to seek an increase in Ireland’s allocation to the Green Climate Fund.

Ireland spends almost 200 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than it plans to contribute to the UN’s Green Climate Fund, a ratio that is much worse t(...)

Pat Smith’s severance package comprised an up-front payment of €1m followed by €100,000 annually for 10 years and is separate from his €2.7m pension pot. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pat Smith is threatening to sue the association if it fails to pay his €2 million sev(...)

The former president’s family home, which will become the Mary Robinson Centre, in Ballina, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus.

A quarter of a century after her promise to keep a symbolic candle in the window of Áras an Uachtaráin, former president Mary Robinson has ou(...)

Single-earner families and working single parents on an average annual wage could not secure a two-bedroom property within the Dublin 1 to 24 postcodes for €900 a month. Photograph: thinkstock

One-salary families are being squeezed out of the rental market in Dublin because of high rents, a search of the country’s two biggest property web(...)