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Lisa and Mel Duffy, parents of baby Luke, photographed after the inquest where a verdict of medical misadventure was returned at an inquest into the death of their baby boy at Portlaoise Hospital in October 2018.

Women giving birth in maternity units as well as staff should have access at all times to the expertise provided by consultant obstetricians, a corone(...)

The importance of putting in place a formal, state-sponsored programme to use early-days sports to promote respect and equality between young boys and girls is obvious. Photograph: Getty Images

You begin to see the difference as soon as your little boy or your little girl starts school: the road in sport has already begun to fork in different(...)

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who is assigned a lead role within An Garda Síochána, said ‘significant success has been achieved in recent times’. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than €24 million has been seized and€11 million forfeited to the State since the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) was est(...)

Overall third-level dropout rates for students who do a level five QQI course are less than 3%, compared to up to 10% in universities. File photograph: iStock

Most students in a sample of schools which had a low progression rate to third level but who went on to attend a Further Education (FE) college are pr(...)

Irish young people, unlike students in the UK, tend to apply for third-level places at their local colleges.  Photograph: iStock

* Click here to download the full 2021 Feeder School tables or search using the table in this article.  The Irish Times 2021 Feeder School list,(...)

So long: Waving goodbye to family at Dublin Airport after Christmas. Photographs: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Christmas time in Ireland is like a tide. It flows in with thousands of Irish emigrants returning home and ebbs as the same people return to their liv(...)

MOVIES AND TV By Donald Clarke Alison Oliver Alison Oliver Actor “Alison’s audition tape was a revelation,” director Lenny Abrahamson(...)

The rooftop bar at Connolly’s on West 45th Street in Manhattan on December 15th, 2021.

It’s Christmas time on 45th Street in Manhattan and three of Bernie Reilly’s establishments are hives of activity. The masks are off, the drinks are b(...)

The court heard that Mr McNulty was on bail and gardaí had no objection to it being extended.

A man facing 379 charges of theft and fraud has been remanded on continuing bail, at Portlaoise District Court. Malachy McNulty, 39, Summerhill, Bel(...)

The 14-day Covid-incidence rate nationally is 1,305.1 cases per 100,000 people. Photograph: iStock

A district in North Waterford has recorded the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State for the second week in a row. The Portlaw-Kilmacthomas local ele(...)

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