The former Screen Cinema flanked by College House (right) and Hawkins House (at rear), in Dublin city. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Redevelopment plans for the former Screen Cinema in Dublin would create an “overbearing and imposing mass of office building” and have a negative impa(...)

Anne Foley: “If you have money you can buy a psychiatrist or a psychologist, or you can buy services for your child if they need them.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Anne Foley (54) describes feeling “absolutely worthless” in a hospital emergency department when her mood so low she could hardly speak. Having told (...)

‘Contracts are written in complicated language, they need to be simplified,’ Sage said

The current approach to signing contracts for entering nursing homes can be too casual and may even be illegal, support and advocacy for the elderly a(...)

Minister for Pucblic Expenditure Paschal Donohoe in his office at the Department of Finance, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

When Paschal Donohoe was appointed Minister for Public Expenditure last year, he likely never expected to find himself mulling over the number of 99-y(...)

Blocked beds: the budget provided an extra €37 million to tackle delayed hospital discharges, which contribute significantly to the trolley crisis in emergency departments. Photograph: iStock/Getty

The Government is undoubtedly seeking to make inroads into the very contentious problems of waiting lists and hospital trolleys in its health budget f(...)

Independent Alliance members Shane Ross, Finian McGrath and John Halligan at Government Buildings after the budget. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent Alliance Ministers have claimed credit for a number of key budget announcements, insisting it had to fight Fine Gael for their inclusion. (...)

Gains of €5 a week for single middle income taxpayers – or €10 a week for double income couples – are not going to add noticeably to spending in the economy next year.

For some weeks now the Government has been trying to figure out how to stop Budget 2018 falling completely flat. The only way to do so was to raise a (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  the overall size of the package of new tax cuts and spending commitments  is expected to be about €1.1 billion to €1.2 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Significant increases in spending on health, welfare and infrastructure, paid for by tax increases on commercial property transactions, will be unveil(...)

The happy pair: Brothers Stephen and David Flynn on the seafront in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

We are all heartily sick of hearing about people who claim to be “social influencers” on the internet. With their free gifts, free trips, goodie bags (...)

Over 9,000 people  die from cancer every year in Ireland – about a third of all deaths. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/Getty Images

Hundreds of patients with skin cancer, kidney cancer and an aggressive type of blood cancer could benefit from a breakthrough drug approved for financ(...)