Crowds at the 2019 R&A Amateur Championship at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph:   Luke Walker/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Not a golfer, but a genius nonetheless, it was Albert Einstein who remarked, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” And, although 12(...)

Nursing homes and residential care facilities have borne the brunt of the pandemic, accounting for 1,032 or almost 63 per cent of the 1,645 deaths from the disease in the State. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The State’s health watchdog warned the Department of Health and the HSE in late March about 212 residential care facilities for the elderly deemed “at(...)

Entrance to St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park where between April 2nd and 17th,  11 residents  died, with  10  testing positive for Covid-19 and the 11th person  a suspected case. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Fifty days after nursing homes closed to visitors – with management acting themselves and not at the State’s direction – health officials are only now(...)

 Vivian Rath, from Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford, outside St Joseph’s NS which is his polling station during election. Photograph: Patrick Browne

People with disabilities faced “enormous barriers” to voting in last month’s general election, an equality campaigner has said. Vivian Rath, member o(...)

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says  there should be access to abortion services “for reasons of a risk to the life, health or wellbeing of the woman, socio-economic or family circumstances, pregnancy due to rape or incest and in cases of fatal foetal abnormality”.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Government’s human rights watchdog, will on Wednesday call on the Government to introduce a refere(...)

Case involved interpretation of discrimination provisions of the Equal Status Act 2000 in relation to provision of education services here

A student with dyslexia was not discriminated against because special explanatory notes were attached to her Leaving Certificate, the Supreme Court h(...)

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Emily Logan: said the Council of Europe had contacted her with a view to visiting Ireland to investigate the treatment of Travellers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has resolved to support the recognition of Traveller ethnicity, saying the Government will begin to take steps towards this end i(...)

Eilis Barry, the new CEO of the Free Legal Advice Centre.

The Free Legal Advice Centre (Flac) has appointed Eilis Barry as its new CEO. Ms Barry is a barrister and the former head of the legal section at the(...)

We Can Quit participants Elizabeth Ashe and Maura Corry with John McCormack, chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Andres Poveda

I’m at a seminar on advancing gender equality in healthcare. Words such as genderproofing services, gender-sensitive approaches and gender mainstreami(...)

‘Irish women’s book clubs have their own particular flavour, often of grapes.’ File photograph: Getty Images

One night recently I was awoken from deep slumber by the sound of intense discussion and some raucous laughter outside. While half contemplating ris(...)

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