Dr Helen Buckley: chair of National Review Panel in 2013 that revealed  almost 40 children and young people died while in State care in 2011 and 2012

The Health and Information Quality Authority (Hiqa) has published new standards designed to ensure children in State care are safe and get adequate su(...)

Winners of this years ‘Irish Times’ Debate Final: team winner Ronan O’Connor and Hugh Guidera, from TCD , and Individual winner Eoin MacLachlan from UCD L&H. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 4:01

There is a long tradition in college debating of being polite to the sponsor but that was gleefully disregarded by the winners of this year’s Irish Ti(...)

Greater efforts should be made to raise awareness of post-natal depression among Irish fathers, according to the author of report into the subject. Photograph: Thinkstockphoto

Greater efforts should be made to raise awareness of post-natal depression among Irish fathers, according to the author of report into the subject.The(...)

Dr Niall Muldoon: has outlined his plans to make direct provision the main priority of his upcoming tenure. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The new Ombudsman for Children says young people should be trusted to “make up their own minds” once they reach the legal age to marry.Dr Niall Muldoo(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has said speaking out publicly as a gay man might help other people of his age and generation .

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has said speaking out publicly as a gay man might help other people of his age and generation .“There are lots o(...)

The Department of Justice annual report shows 2,147 migrants were refused access to the Republic before being returned to their states of origin. A further 111 “failed asylum seekers” and illegal immigrants were deported. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 2,300 people were deported from Ireland in 2014 and there was a 53 per cent increase in asylum applications to the State during the year, a(...)

Bobby Kerr of Insomnia Coffee Company (left), Base Wood Pizza founder Shane Crilly and owner of McCarron’s Candy Dawn McCarron at the launch of the AIB Start-up Academy. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds Photography

This Friday is the deadline for applications to take part in the AIB Start-up Academy, a partnership between The Irish Times and AIB to support entrep(...)

 Simon O’Connor, of the Little Museum of Dublin, in the new Irish Times room. Photograph: Eric Luke

God be with the days when editors were like this. The scene: Westmoreland Street, central Dublin. The time: middle of the last century, when the world(...)

Sales of The Irish Times fell 4.6 per cent in January-June 2014 compared with the same period in 2013. Photograph: David Sleator

Newspapers sales in Ireland recorded further losses in the first half of 2014, with the daily market declining 7.3 per cent and the Sunday market dow(...)

An analysis by The Irish Times shows significant regional variations in the number of discretionary medical card-holders as well as in the number of o(...)