People protest against the diversion of €12m from the State’s mental health budget, outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds gathered outside Leinster House on Thursday to protest the removal of €12 million from the State’s mental health budget for 2016. Orchestrat(...)

The trophy for Euro 2016. Figures released by the FAI show that 70,480 Irish fans made about 275,000 ticket applications for the Republic of Ireland’s three group games against Sweden, Belgium and Italy in June

Upwards of 70,000 Irish fans are expected to travel to France this summer for Euro 2016 despite the FAI receiving less than 40,000 tickets. Figures (...)

The effective blood donation ban for sexually active gay men has been in place since the mid-1980s, and was an attempt to reduce the risk of the emergent HIV epidemic tainting blood reserves.

Calls for the reduction or complete removal of an effective lifetime ban on sexually active gay men giving blood have been made at a conference discu(...)

Lyon: Aer Lingus and Ryanair have added extra flights to France during the tournament. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Demand by football supporters to follow Ireland’s progress in the Euro 2016 championships is up to a third higher than the unsuccessful Polish campaig(...)

Clonmel choir Something to Sing About, which is comprised entirely of cancer survivors and their carers. Photograph courtesy Phil Flood.

New research shows singing in a choir regularly for just an hour can help people to fight cancer by strengthening the immune system and relieving depr(...)

Delayed payments have been a recurring issue for Oireachtas staff who have frequently been tasked with chasing politicians to pay off bills. Photograph: The Irish Times

While the formation of a new government continues to cause a headache for many in Irish politics, some TDs are still suffering from a 31st Dáil hangov(...)

 Children from first class at St Raphael’s Special School in Celbridge during the Proclamation ceremony. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Students across the country engaged in flag-raising ceremonies and cultural exhibitions on Tuesday as part of Proclamation Day which commemorated the (...)

Mountjoy Prison: last year three officers were injured in a knife attack in the prison.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Prison officers are worried that the recent wave of gangland crime could result in further violence in the State’s jails once the perpetrators are lo(...)

Tuesday saw the launch of Smart Dublin, a collaborative initiative between Dublin’s four local authorities which aims to engage with smart technology providers and researchers “to solve city challenges and improve city life”. File photograph: Getty Images

Dublin has the potential to be a world-leading city in a smart technology economy that could be worth €1.25 trillion by 2020, a conference was told to(...)

Men in countries such as Iraq, Algeria and the United States contributed more of their time to childcare than Irish men,

Just seven per cent of unpaid childcare in Ireland is done by men according to a new report which describes the country as having the most unequal gen(...)