Research by the Irish Heart Foundation has found that half of Irish schools  had vending machines. File photograph: iStock

Vending machines which dispense junk foods and sugary drinks in schools should be banned, according to an Oireachtas education committee report. It a(...)

‘People living in Northern Ireland have no desire to go back to the days when two people born on the same street grow up with two different sets of rights.’ File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Brexit has taken up an extraordinary amount of media time and space since the United Kingdom made its decision to withdraw from the European Union in (...)

Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency.

The Government intends to include a specific warning on bottles and cans that alcohol can lead to certain types of cancer, an Oireachtas Committee has(...)

The GAA said a sea change is coming in its approach to participation at under-age level. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Co Dublin sporting organisation lost hundreds of child members because of its competitive ethos at under-age level, an Oireachtas committee has hear(...)

A Palestinian carries an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Today, Palestinians everywhere will commemorate the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Pale(...)

 Fiona Ross She will formally take up the three-year post after appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former National Library of Ireland director Fiona Ross is set to become chairwoman of troubled State-owned public transport group CIÉ. Minister for T(...)

Minister for Communications Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Denis Naughten said he was looking at recommendations in the new EU Plastic Strategy for national administrations to see what else could be delivered in a short timeframe.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A levy on non-recyclable coffee cups is not going to be introduced in Ireland, the Minster for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has confi(...)

Jo, originally from Malaysia, posts her selfie online on Friday to raise awareness for the undocumented in Ireland. ‘I’m in Ireland for 15 years as a childminder.  I want the Irish Government to know I live here, work here and belong here.’

Undocumented migrants in Ireland have called on the Government to remember “the other undocumented” in Ireland as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pleads the ca(...)

Siptu official Greg Ennis said CIÉ could owe “hundreds of millions of euro in unpaid contributions to its two defined-benefit pension schemes from 2009 to date”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Workers claim State public transport group CIÉ owes hundreds of millions of euro in unpaid contributions to its two pension schemes, TDs and senators (...)

Germany’s EU commissioner Günther Oettinger said EU financial reforms meant money could be redirected to ensure the transport of products from Irish ports to other EU ports. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union could fund new ways of connecting Irish and continental European ports if a “super-hard Brexit” cut off access to the UK, the EU bu(...)

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