Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack points to the eye of the Ophelia storm during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has extended a red level wind warning to the whole country as Ireland braces itself for the arrival of Hurricane Ophelia, ahead of what is(...)

Striking Bus Éireann workers and colleagues outside Leinster House  as their strike reaches its sixth day on Wednesday, March 29th. Photograph: Brian Hutton/PA

Bus Éireann has admitted that it has been unable to pay some school bus operators because of the strike by its workers. Almost 1,300 private operato(...)

Fergus Finlay, chief executive of Barnardos. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish education system has “inequality and unfairness” at its core, while claims of free education are an “insult” to parents struggling to cover (...)