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Pensioner Don Johnson gives his reaction to the budget at his home in Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The recent budget decision not to increase the State pension has met with widespread reaction. The Government also decided in Budget 2021 not to rais(...)

Pensioners Betty O’Mahony, Eileen O’Neill and Lillian Hamill discuss the budget in Tory Top Park, in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

All politics is local, especially in Cork. Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s neighbours watched him as he grew up in Turner’s Cross on the city’s southside. (...)

Each year Benefacts releases data scrutinising the finances of more than 10,000 non-profits including charities. Photograph: iStock

Benefacts, the data analytics company that assesses the state of Ireland’s non-profit sector, is facing closure due to question marks over the future (...)

Ireland’s official Covid tracker app. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The practice of contact tracing was pioneered by Asian countries before being adopted in Europe. It has been particularly effective in Japan and South(...)

Advocacy groups have responded to the new measures for the over 70s. Photograph: Getty

The limited nature of new restrictions for older people have been welcomed by advocacy groups, although the organisations criticise what they say is a(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo shows his frustration during the Champions League round of 16 second leg  between Juventus and Lyon at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. Phototraph: Antonio Calanni/AP

Lisbon will miss Cristiano Ronaldo this week. For the first time in a decade, the Champions League quarter-finals go ahead without him. On Frida(...)

A shepherd with his flock in the Carpathian Mountains. Photograph: Dennis Galante Photo Inc/Corbis via Getty

For centuries, villages across the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains have come alive in celebration in early summer. The festivities included singing, da(...)

“I think one of the things that the Irish State gave support to later in life such as free travel, TV licences, telephone, those sort of things, could extend to digital communication.” File photograph: Getty

Experts in geriatric health have called for a State subsidy and provisions to close the “digital divide” among older people after a UK study found fre(...)

Sleeping in the spare room has morphed from being a punishment into a reward.

Herself and myself are light sleepers. If one of us snores, sniffs, scratches or swallows, the other one wakes up. If I gently wake her to tell her sh(...)

Prince Aibangbe, of Williams Way, Ongar Village, Dublin  at the Criminal Court of Justice (CCJ). Photograph: Collins Courts

A judge has said there is a greater onus on truck drivers to take care at junctions and look out for cyclists and pedestrians as she jailed a truck dr(...)

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