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(...)

Members of Macnas performance group in Temple Bar, Dublin, during ’the Summoning’, part of last year’s Bram Stoker Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

From Bram Stoker to personal wellbeing to all that jazz, there’s a range of enticing events on nationwide this Halloween bank holiday weekend. The 15(...)

A homeless man in Dublin: more companies are becoming involved in developing long-term partnerships with charities that result in positive projects. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s hard not to be cynical when you hear companies boasting about their values. After all, both Worldcom and Enron were once seen as leading lights w(...)

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

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(...)