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These women appear to have been subject to an Upstairs, Downstairs regime in Leinster House, left without basic facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House is a big old building, and big old buildings are a devil to keep clean. The cleaners – almost all women – are on the go from the crack(...)

Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. “As she has not reached the pandemic swaddling stage, the serving Minister for Children (without a seat) was able to report for duty.” Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall/PA

Another blockbuster day in Leinster Houzzzz. . . Europe. Discuss. Views and thoughts very much welcomed by the Taoiseach. As opposed to thoughts an(...)

A man walks in flooded St Mark’s Square in Venice during ‘acqua alta’, or high water, of 160cm, on Sunday. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 1.5m, marking the worst (...)

Shared parental leave is helping to ensure issues relating to childcare are not restricted to women. Photograph: iStock

Transparency is here Log on to the BBC news website (bbc.com/news/business-47212342) and you’ll find a widget that allows you type in the name of UK (...)

Three-year-old Conor Maverick with Swampy, the turtle, at their home in Monkstown Farm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Residents of the Monkstown Farm area of south Dublin may recognise Marc and Suzie Kenny’s house on Oliver Plunkett Road. The former council house has (...)

Lynn McCabe with Chloe (19), Abby (13), Jordan (22) and Kai (15).

Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Dubliner Lynn McCabe runs a restaurant in Marbella, where (...)

 Marc Carroll  and Sharon Brerton outside their log cabin   in Raheny,  Dublin. Photograph:James Forde

Dublin City Council is to consider allowing the temporary construction of log cabins in back gardens for people to live in as the housing crisis conti(...)

Deirdre McGlone: “It’s important for women to know that there are supports out there that can help them take an idea from the kitchen table to the boardroom.”

Visionaries inspire us. For Deirdre McGlone, owner of Harvey’s Point in Donegal, it was brother-in-law Jody Gysling who had the vision to see how a ru(...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

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