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 (...)

Dr Dennis Slamon’s discovery of Herceptin in the 1990s has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of women worldwide, including an estimated 1,000 in Ireland.

World-famous oncologist Dr Dennis Slamon will be the guest of honour at an event to mark 10 years of the breast cancer drug Herceptin in Ireland. Dr (...)

Pat Doyle, chief executive of the Peter McVerry Trust, said “we need urgent action to tackle this emergency’. Photograph: Reuters

More than 6,500 people will be in homeless accommodation by the end of the year, almost double the number from the start of 2015, said Fr Peter McVerr(...)

A value-for-money review has been ordered into all bodies engaged in combatting homelessness to see “if there is inefficiency or duplication that needs to be addressed”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A value for money and efficiency review of all homeless services and voluntary housing associations has been ordered by Minister for the Community Ala(...)

Hedge fund increases stake in Alliance Trust.

The activist hedge fund Elliott that forced change at Alliance Trust this year has increased its stake to more than 14 per cent, adding to pressure on(...)

I love the magic, the promise and the muddy-fingered industry of planting flower bulbs in autumn. Not only does it feel like an expression of hope,(...)

Tipperary’s Eddie Connolly and Cork’s Cian McCarthy during the Hurling League Division One clash at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in March, 2011. Photograph: Neil Danton/Inpho

The Tipperary hurler and footballer Eddie Connolly has died. He had battled brain cancer for two years. The 29-year-old Loughmore-Castleiney native to(...)

‘A recent Belfast opinion poll suggested a majority in favour of Mike Nesbitt’s action in pulling his Ulster Unionist party minister out of the Stormont executive. That was a clear illustration of widespread exasperation at the performance of the political classes.’ Above,   Mike Nesbitt (right) after speaking to the media at Stormont in Belfast on Monday,  September 14th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Few things are certain about the peace process, but one thing seems sure enough in the latest crisis: that the Assembly which now requires yet another(...)

Joe Schmidt knows it’s a hazard of the job that the coach is usually the one to get it in the neck. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Did you know Ireland are just 3/1 to make the rugby World Cup Final? And that’s best price. Some sentimental bookies are only going 2/1. Sea The Stars(...)

Just like that: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with party colleagues at the FG think-in at The Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare Co Limerick. Photograph: The Irish Times

Since last week’s report on the Taoiseach’s convenient confusion over his decisive role in the “sacktirement” of a Garda commissioner, it’s difficult (...)