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A growing number of schools are taking the voices of students seriously by including them on boards of management and other decision-making bodies. Photograph: iStock

Should secondary students be able to help run their own schools? It might sounds like a recipe for anarchy to some. But at a growing number of school(...)

An unannounced inspection by the health authority found female staff working in isolation were vulnerable to assaults by residents. Photograph: Istock

Assaults, spitting incidents and attacks on staff occurred in three disability centres run by the same operator, according to reports by the State’s h(...)

Alice Leahy: “The politicians haven’t a clue, really.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy finds criticisms of unofficial homeless agencies “deeply insulting”. Caring for the roughest of rough sleepers for 42(...)

  Winning contract: The five routes in Waterford  have been run by Bus Éireann for decades. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Bus Éireann has emerged as the surprise winner for the first public tender for bus services outside of Dublin run by the National Transport Authority,(...)

Live like a Parisian and spend a week in  the French capital, staying near the Gare de Nord.

Spend a week in Paris for €197 Live like a Parisian and spend a week in a traditional part of the French capital, staying near the Gare de Nord. A wee(...)

“The private sector is only building for the top 20 per cent of the market.” Photograph: iStock

There has been “consistent” underperformance by all local authorities in building social housing, according to new figures obtained by The Irish Times(...)

Census figures showed Ireland was experiencing fast growth in its Jewish population but a representative body has said it may have been a coincidence. Image: iStock.

Census figures that showed Ireland was experiencing the fastest growing Jewish population in the world were not what they seem, according to Maurice C(...)

The Simon Community rough sleeper team serves food and hot drinks to homeless people at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s 7.30pm in Temple Bar. People rush to escape the rain, buffeted by strong winds. Tourists make their way into the warmth of nearby pubs. Workers m(...)

Affluence disparities in Ireland  are most stark in large urban areas, with the greatest gap in Dublin. While Dublin 2, described as “very affluent” scores 22.5, Darndale on the northside of the capital is “very disadvantaged” and scores -21.5, a gap of 44 points on the scale. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The concentration of rural poverty around small towns across the State is laid bare in the latest national deprivation index, published on Thursday by(...)

The Dublin 2 district Mansion House B, which encompasses Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square is described as “very affluent”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leafy Dublin 2 is the most affluent area in Ireland, while St Mary’s Park in Limerick city is the most disadvantaged, data published on Thursday will (...)

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