Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘A choice of schools may not be possible or practicable in all areas.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents must get more choice for their children’s education in any new covenant between the State, churches and other ethical bodies, Taoiseach Leo Va(...)

The funeral hearse  of Phillomena Lynott passes the seafront in Sutton, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Philomena Lynott was “a force of nature”, mourners at her funeral in Dublin were told. The voice of her son Phil, lead singer and bassist with Thin L(...)

Roisin Savage (front right) leads a gathering of the Casual Choir in Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

On a blustery Monday evening, a steady stream of cars and pedestrians are making their way to the Education and Resource Centre on the grounds of Our (...)

Bank of Ireland’s  Helen Nolan, who is to join the board of Total Produce. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

Bank of Ireland executive Helen Nolan is to join the board of fresh food producer Total Produce from July 1st, as both Frank Gernon, an executive dire(...)

Liam Tilly in his Christmas jumper outside his house on Bath Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Liam Tilly is not going mad for Christmas this year. He has ordered only three turkeys: one each for two of his sons, and one for himself. Each one wi(...)

The court heard the words “Kill all whites — ISIS is my Life” had been scratched on the wall and the gardaí had been called in. They advised the hospice to view CCTV coverage in connection with a criminal investigation. Photograph: iStock

CCTV images used in a civil disciplinary procedure while “masquerading as a criminal investigation,” had breached an employee’s rights under the Data (...)

By 2021 the number of over-65s will have grown by 36 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

The Government should move to guarantee a fixed level of funding in return for specified levels of services from the voluntary hospice sector to meet (...)

St Brigid’s Hospice on the Curragh in County Kildare Photo Credit Richard Johnston

As so many of us already have already discovered to our benefit, the therapeutic benefits of gardens are beyond doubt. They are spaces that allow us (...)

Angela Copley set up a support group for clerical child abuse survivors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Angela Copley, who set up a support group for clerical child abuse survivors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot, “mothered” many in the area, her son Derek recal(...)

Mo Flynn: The expenditure in the pub involved a “gesture” for volunteer staff after the annual Light up a Life event, she wrote  in a submission to the  auditors. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Internal HSE auditors have said there were weak financial controls within the country’s largest hospice and have highlighted credit card spending incl(...)

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