Teamwork helped this west Cork hotel get through the pandemic While lockdowns were a time of anxiety, they also offered staff time for gratitude too. ‘It was the first time we got to go outside at lunch time and look around and really take the scenery in,’ says operations manager Julie McSweeney

Hospitality starts at home at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa with deep friendship and team spirit on display over the last 18 months

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Major reform of childcare sector to include public funding of services Report proposes that services be increasingly publicly funded and publicly managed through a ‘partnership’ between the State and providers. Photograph:  iStock 1:58

Minister to bring new workforce plan to Cabinet on Tuesday

Scope for expanding cross-Border trade in services, report finds Cross-Border services trade makes up just 26 per cent of the total trade going from Northern Ireland to the Republic and 16 per cent from the Republic to the North. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images 2:37

ESRI produces two reports under new Shared Island initiative

Why talking about depression matters GAA star Maurice Shanahan shares his mental health journey for the Talking Depression campaign

Former Waterford hurler Maurice Shanahan opens up about his battle with depression, and why he is encouraging people to start a conversation

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