A paper published by the ESRI found that those living closer to the coast had a lower risk of depression than people who lived farther away. Photograph: iStock

Older people lucky enough to have homes with extensive sea views have a significantly lower risk of depression than the those who are land-locked, new(...)

A file image of Charles F. ‘Chuck’ Feeney, founder of Atlantic Philanthropies, before he was conferred an Honorary Degree jointly by the Universities of Ireland North and South at a ceremony in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has praised Atlantic Philanthropies which is holding its last Irish board meeting after a 30-year grant allocation programme wh(...)

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (Tilda) report looked at more than 8,000 people aged over 50, focusing on 325 people who retired during the survey period between 2009 and 2015. Photograph: Getty

Shortage of money is not an important issue for the majority of retirees in the State, according to a surprise finding in a new study on ageing. A (...)

Chuck Feeney with Ed Walsh, then president of University of Limerick, and Frank Rhodes, president of Cornell, meeting in Plessy House, Limerick, in 1988 at the beginning of a process that would translate into hundreds of millions for higher education in Ireland.

“Chuck Feeney is what Donald Trump would be if he lived his entire existence backwards.” This comment, from one of Mr Feeney’s many admirers, Jim Dwy(...)

In the Republic, there is no dementia register or equivalent data available on the number of people diagnosed. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The Government should fund general practitioners to record how many of their patients have a diagnosis of dementia, according to an academic who works(...)

The Detail’s story on the historic buildings in  Northern Ireland at greatest risk included the 18th-century Kilwaughter Castle in Larne, Co Antrim

Belfast investigative website The Detail has announced it would expand its work and recruit new journalists. The Detail is a not-for-profit digital (...)

Perpetuating disadvantage

Ireland ranks amongst the most socially unjust countries in the developed world because of inadequate childhood services and generational inequality. (...)

David Begg said the top 10  per cent of people were now taking 34 per cent of all. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Ireland must retain the current level of spending on welfare while also increasing wages if it is to tackle economic inequality, Dr David Begg directo(...)

Author Colm Tóibín:  The ‘Washington Post’ features a piece by him on  Ireland’s growing tolerance towards LGBT issues. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Ireland’s seminal vote on same-sex marriage has ignited interest from the international media.An article in Saturday’s Washington Post says Ireland h(...)

 Minister for Children Dr James Reilly. Dr Reilly said the Government had ‘no part’ in funding cuts to Catholic marriage support agency Accord. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government had “no hand, act or part” in the cutting of funding to the Catholic marriage support agency Accord, Minister for Children James Reilly(...)

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