Citizens’ Assembly chair Dr Catherine Day said women were left in poverty later in life in some cases where they had left school early, took multiple career breaks, or predominantly worked part-time due to other caring responsibilities. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The setup of Ireland’s tax and social welfare systems around the concept of the “male breadwinner” was more likely to leave women in poverty when they(...)

Before starting secondary school, 39 per cent of young people took part in cultural activities or classes, which dropped to 23 per cent by the time they were 17. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Young people preparing for the Leaving Cert are more likely to drop social and cultural activities such as music, dancing and drama classes, and spend(...)

The number of people attending emergency departments fell by 45 per cent between the first and last week of March, according to the research. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The number of people attending hospital emergency departments for “urgent” medical treatment fell by 27 per cent in March following the coronavirus ou(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen and  Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven. The three countries have announced they will be working much more closely in the future on climate change

Carbon emissions could be at least 20 per cent lower by 2030 if the Government withdrew a range of fossil fuel subsidies, including those in the trans(...)

The country with the highest number of international students coming to Ireland was China, with Malaysia, America, Canada, India, and Saudi Arabia also among the most common countries of origin, an ESRI report has found. Photograph: iStock

The number of international students travelling to Ireland for third-level education has significantly increased, with China the most popular country (...)

The most dangerous jobs in the State continue to be farming, fishing and construction, according to the Health and Safety Authority.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The most dangerous jobs in the State continue to be farming, fishing and construction, according to figures released by the Health and Safety Authorit(...)