Kathleen Lynch

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Kathleen Lynch will contest  Cork North Central for the Labour Party in the next general election.

Former Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch intends running for the Labour Party in Cork North Central in the next general ele(...)

Privileged parents will always find a way to give their children an advantage in education despite public policies aimed at promoting equality of opportunity, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

Privileged parents will always find a way to give their children an advantage in education despite public policies aimed at promoting equality of oppo(...)

Mick Barry TD (second left), who saw his Cork North Central constituency vote by 64.02 per cent to 35.98 per cent for repeal, said that the result was a clear call for greater equality in Irish society. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government should move ahead quickly and introduce legislation to give effect to the referendum result, while opponents of repealing the Eighth Am(...)

A participant in th eCork St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Cork: Women who have represented Cork politically at both local and national level served as a collective group of Grand Marshals at the St Patrick’s(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facility, this time in Castlerea. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facilit(...)

Many of the residents of the Rosalie unit at Áras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Photograph: Getty

Concern has been expressed that the HSE may have reneged on a 2015 promise to keep open a facility in Co Roscommon for elderly people with mental heal(...)

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack. File photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler Dónal Óg Cusack tonight night stood down from the board of the State’s governing sports body as he “did not wish any controversy” t(...)

Prof Steven Salaita became a cause célèbre for academic freedom in the United States, whose case contributed to the resignation of the chancellor of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise, in August 2015. File photograph: Armando L Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Getty Images)

An academic who had an offer of a post withdrawn after a series of tweets protesting at the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2014 is to speak at a conferen(...)

People whose capacity is impaired because of mental health difficulties should have the same entitlement to have their views heard and their values respected as everybody else.

Irish mental health law needs to be reformed. Although, in its day, the Mental Health Act 2001 represented important progress, it no longer provides t(...)

 Finian McGrath, Minister of State for Disability Issues, has appointed  senior counsel Marjorie Farrelly to lead a commission of investigation into Grace’s case. Photograph: Eric Luke

The cost to “Grace” of her abandonment in a “foster” home for 20 years, where she suffered gross physical and emotional abuse, is incalculable and can(...)

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