Oliver Callan’s entertainment company made an annual profit of €178,000 last year. (Photograph: Collins Courts)

The entertainment company owned by satirist and impersonator Oliver Callan has reported accumulated profits of more than €600,000 in accounts just fil(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris won’t meet Tanya Coonan or her group, Every Life Counts, and has never met the other groups like One Day More who represent parents of babies with life-limiting conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Parents whom I know whose baby was diagnosed with a life-limiting condition before birth not only had to cope with the devastating news, but with desp(...)

“The families of these precious children are excluded from obtaining any benefits from either their life cover or child serious-illness benefit,” says Jonathan Irwin

The founder of a leading charity working with sick children has challenged the Irish insurance industry to explain why it will not offer specified-ill(...)

Mary Ann O’Brien, of Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates, at home in Co Kilkenny: “The kitchen is big enough for multitasking, so the cook never misses any of the fun or conversation.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Mary Ann O’Brien founded the Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates company in 1992, after a trip to South Africa and the first of many learning experiences in mak(...)

The ‘Exploration Station’ will draw up to 150,000 visitors per yera. File photograph: Getty Images

A multi-million euro interactive science centre for children featuring a planetarium has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. The N(...)

Mary Ann O’Brien: “You must remember there was €4 billion of State funding swilling around in the charities sector with no proper oversight.”

Footage of Mercedes and Audi cars being taken into possession by the interim chief executive of Console over the weekend sent out a discordant image t(...)

No new parking spaces will be created at Tallaght Hospital as part of the proposed addition of a satellite wing of the new children’s hospital to the site, a planning hearing has been told. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There will be car parking facilities for less than a fifth of the 5,000 staff in the St James’s Hospital campus upon completion of the proposed new na(...)

“It must be one of the oldest houses,” says Jonathan Irwin. We’re standing outside Griesebank House, painted a sunny yellow, a lovely foil for the (...)

Jonathan Irwin, Laura Harmon, Charlie Bird, Biddy White Lennon and Anne Rigney outside the National Library in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Here’s an unexpected traditional twist: if same-sex couples want to marry, they should rush out and become engaged.If they don’t – no matter how much (...)

Yes Equality comprises the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Marriage Equality and says it has local branches in most constituencies. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigners for same-sex marriage plan to hold more than 40 events nationally where people can openly talk about why they are in favour – or against –(...)

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