National Association of General Practitioners president Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said he had resigned as he had ‘grave concerns’ with regards to the organisation’s governance. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

The president and the national council of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) have resigned from the organisation over what they (...)

 Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Parents need to “step up to the plate” to ensure that students heading off to college for the first time are aware of the issue of sexual consent, Min(...)

Minister for Transport  Shane Ross with  newly appointed directors  to public transport boards Liam O’Rourke (CIE), Suzy Byrne (Irish Rail), Elaine Howley (Dublin Bus) and Kevin Kelly (National Transport Authority). Photograph: Alan Betson

People with disabilities should have the same right to easily travel on public transport as able-bodied people, a newly appointed director to Irish Ra(...)

Topics such as safe use of the internet, the effect of social media on relationships and LGBT issues to be included in sexual education classes at both primary and secondary level. Photograph: Istock

Primary schoolchildren are to be taught about about sexual consent under a major review of sex education in schools. Minister for Education Richard B(...)

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly. File photograph

The Association of Judges of Ireland has strongly condemned personalised attacks in the Polish media on a High Court judge, Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly(...)

Michael Sherlock in the mountains near Reus in Spain on a 97km ride.

When Michael Sherlock began taking his bicycle to Dublin’s Phoenix Park at the weekends, it was just meant to be a bit of fun to recapture the feeling(...)

The survey found that 48 per cent of parents said location was their main factor in deciding on a school, compared with 12 per cent who said the school’s ethos. Photograph: David Sleator

A large majority of parents feel the law should be changed so that baptism can no longer be a requirement for school admission in State funded schools(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and Rowena Gillen from Rosie’s Trust and with  Holly at the launch of the new Eir fund. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said that not enough Irish companies are involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative(...)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is putting forward plans to clamp down on firms selling contract for difference (CFD) products to retail customers. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

If you want to know whether a regulatory crackdown is tough enough, just look at how shares in the sector respond when the new rules are revealed. T(...)

Electoral posters against and in favour  of the immigration referendum. Now the Swiss are in the unenviable position of providing a test case for Brexit negotiations. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The British vote to leave the European Union could not have come at a worse time for the Swiss, who are struggling to salvage their relationship with (...)

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