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Actor and comedian Rob Delaney. ‘I’m damaged by my son’s death ... I’m messed up.’ Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Rob Delaney is on a canoe, sailing down the north American waterways with a massive lump of cheese in his mouth. Not literally; that would be a weird (...)

More than 250 older people are currently on the Alone housing waiting list while increasing numbers of people in their 70s and 80s have nowhere to go after receiving notices to quit their rented accommodation, chief executive of the charity Seán Moynihan said on Sunday. File image: iStock

Hundreds of older people could end up in homeless hubs within five years if measures are not taken to regulate rent increases and protect the housing (...)

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 lets you see who’d at your door via your phone.

So, what’s Techie Santa bringing you this Christmas? We all love to find a good gadget under the Christmas tree, a nice, shiny yoke with buttons and s(...)

Paddy Holohan, former UFC fighter and Sinn Féin councillor in his Gym in Tymon North, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On the wall of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in an industrial estate in Dublin 24, there’s a huge picture of the gym’s owner, the red-bearded MMA fight(...)

‘People are busy and they don’t notice as much. We aren’t as connected.’ Photograph: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

Cases of older people dying in their homes and not being found for long periods are likely to become more common in the years ahead as the State’s eld(...)

Gardaí believe a feud between two groups of men in south Co Dublin was at the centre of the stabbing murder of Derek Reddin in Loughlinstown. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Gardaí believe a feud between two groups of men in south Co Dublin was at the centre of the stabbing murder of Derek Reddin. Two suspects who were b(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A “modest” but “targeted” social protection package, which includes measures to alleviate child poverty and hardship among older people living alone, (...)

Charles Moore: Herself Alone (Allen Lane £35), the third volume of Moore’s authorised biography of Thatcher, is published this week. Photograph:  David Levenson/Getty Images

At their annual conference in Manchester this week, the Conservative Party promised to flood the National Health Service with cash, hire 20,000 new po(...)

Statistics from the charity show 145 older people in in 2019 presented themselves to Alone stating they were homeless or at risk of homelessness

Older people are increasingly at risk of homelessness due to the cost of rent increasing but State pension remaining the same, a charity has said. Al(...)

A view of  the New York Stock Exchange on August 14th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Stock markets globally were glad earlier this week to see that Donald Trump wasn’t prepared to cancel Christmas. Equities, which have had a bumpy ris(...)

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