Rosie, in the bathroom that she built with her late husband. “I mixed the bricks and mortar with my husband and handed it up to him on the ladder,” she says. The 88 year-old woman, who fled a Dublin nursing home in 2016, has returned happily to the home she bought with her late husband in 1954

The first time Rosie tried to “escape” from the nursing home, she packed her suitcase and sat by the door for nine hours, refusing food, water and med(...)

EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley in the company’s National Control Room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leaving his post with the Dublin Airport Authority in 2008 after the construction of Terminal 2, Mark Foley believed the airport’s needs were sorted f(...)

A new Oireachtas committee on climate change is to be established. File photograph: Getty Images

Actions to address climate change are rarely of sufficient significance to offer realistic hope that Ireland can redeem an appalling record in meeting(...)

The Constitution of Ireland –  Bunreacht na hÉireann. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the words of its critics, and there have been many down through the decades, article 41.2 of the Constitution – the so-called “women’s place is in (...)

Mount Lucas wind farm in Co Offaly. The new National Energy and Climate Plan is due to be submitted to the EU by the end of the year and implemented in 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A new Oireachtas committee on climate change is to play a central role in the drafting of a new National Energy and Climate Plan which is due to be su(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has decided that the referendum on a woman’s place in the home will involve a straight deletion of the wording because it is too compli(...)

The referendum on the deletion of article 41.2 from the Constitution is likely to be held on October 25th. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Cabinet has decided to propose deleting article 41.2 of the Constitution, which recognises women’s special place in the home, in a referendum like(...)

Reports have piled up indicating that Ireland is moving more slowly to mitigate the causes of climate change than critics of government inaction feared. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted last January to the European Parliament that Ireland was a “laggard” in fulfilling its climate change treaty obligatio(...)

Chairwoman of the  Citizens’ Assembly Ms Justice Mary Laffoy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chair of Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly has said other countries should seek to emulates the model in deliberations on important issues. Ms Justice(...)

Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten says there will be specific measures in Budget 2019 to help meet the Government’s climate change goals including on carbon tax. Photograph: Getty Images

What have we committed to on climate change? Ireland has committed to a range of targets to be achieved by 2020 on carbon emissions from transport, a(...)

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