The opposing sides in the abortion referendum campaign are preparing for an intense run-in with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar emphasising that the result of Friday’s vote will be a “once in a generation decision”. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The opposing sides in the abortion referendum campaign are preparing for an intense run-in with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar emphasising that the result of (...)

Girl Guides from Swords, Portmarnock and Rathfarnham at the Glow 6 Camp at Ignite 2017, where  more than 600 tents were needed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Can being a Girl Guide help develop life skills for being a woman in the 21st century? That was the big question I carried with me when I arrived at I(...)

Garda Superintendent Sarah Meyler of the National Vetting Bureau, Kieran Downey of Garda IT,  GAA children’s officer Gearóid Ó Maoilmhichíl and Assistant Garda Commissioner Jack Nolan during the launch of the eVetting System at the DMR Regional Office, Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda vetting for people applying to work with children or vulnerable people will be completed within days rather than weeks under a new “e-vetting” s(...)

Authorities have confirmed that parents do not have an automatic right to information held by schools regarding their children once they turn 18. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Schools could be forced to correspond directly with 18-year-old students rather than their parents on issues such as exam results and disciplinary re(...)

Former  minister of state for women’s affairs Nuala Fennell: “I am sorry to say that our record over the past two years does not stand up to scrutiny.”  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

A strongly worded complaint about the government’s record of promoting women to State boards was sent to then finance minister Alan Dukes in 1985 by (...)

There was a 100 per cent dissatisfaction rating among participants who were forced to join JobBridge by the Department of Social Protection, the study reveals.

The controversial JobBridge scheme requires significant reform if it is to provide participants with a worthwhile experience that will help them secur(...)

Sophia Kavanagh from the Dominican College, Wicklow, shows Vera Webster what her moblie phone can do for her.

How many volunteers does it take for your child to have a local sports club? One to coach a team, another to organise matches, somebody to mark the pi(...)

Girl Guides taking part in a photo scavenger hunt during Camp 101, which saw over 1,500 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 13 countries take part in a week-long camp at Lough Key Forest Park, Co Roscommon.

If your idea of the Irish Girl Guides is one of hiking up mountains, camping by rivers, cooking outdoors and generally gambolling through fields, you’(...)