Pope Francis shaking hands with Katherine Zappone, at Aras an Uachtarain as part of his visit to Ireland in August. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The Government has not yet received a reply from Pope Francis to a request that the Catholic Church contribute to the cost of reparation at the former(...)

Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, said: “As a society, we need to look at what we can do to help resolve outstanding issues that are associated with direct provision services in Ireland.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of children kept in “wholly unsuitable” conditions at direct provision centres across the country has risen by more than a third over the p(...)

The cost of childcare has become an increasingly important issue as the proportion of women with young children in the paid workforce has risen significantly in recent decades. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The report by the Economic and Social Research Institute showing that the high cost of childcare in Ireland is a major factor in discouraging women fr(...)

‘The current Government’s motives in pursuing deletion of Article 41.2 have been called into question.’ File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Article 41.2 of the Constitution – the so-called “women’s place is in the home” clause – is “archaic”, “sexist”, “offensive”, “patriarchal” and “misog(...)

Fine Gael Ministers at Cabinet recognised that Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath had a different view to them on the Trump visit, a Cabinet source said. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent Alliance ministers stressed their opposition to the policies of US President Donald Trump during a discussion on his impending Irish visit(...)

Childcare costs are keeping women out of the workforce,  a new report finds, with families typically spending about 12 per cent of their disposable income on care for a child of three.

Women are being shut out of the workplace by the high cost of childcare in Ireland, a new study has found. Parents with one child aged three typicall(...)

Bed sheets with the names of hundreds of dead children draped on the gates of a mass burial site at Tuam, Co Galway.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Survivors of the former Bon Secours mother and babies home in Tuam, Co Galway have described the memo which Minister for Children Katherine Zappone ga(...)

Four out of five respondents to the poll say the visit of Pope Francis has not changed their view of the Catholic Church. Photograph: Ciro Fusco /EPA

A clear majority of Irish people say that Pope Francis “did not go far enough” when he addressed the issue of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church o(...)

Pope Francis  shakes hands with Minister for Children Katherine Zappone at Áras an Uachtaráin in  Dublin. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has told Pope Francis that she believes the Catholic Church should “contribute substantially to the cost” of r(...)

 A changed Ireland: Pope Francis  listening to the speech of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: EPA/Vatican Press Office

The symbolism of the setting for the Taoiseach’s speech in Dublin Castle on Saturday bore down from above with a heavy weight. Beneath a ceiling pane(...)

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