Over the past seven years, there has been a 34 per cent drop in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in Ireland. Phottograph: iStock

In 2014, a Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs examined the issue of voting rights for Irish citizens living outside the Republic of(...)

A busy street in Dublin. The census results  point to a continued shift in population growth towards the greater Dublin area since the last census results in 2011, with decreases in the Border and western areas. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh .

Today’s census figures are expected to show the Republic of Ireland’s population has climbed to its highest level in more than 150 years despite high(...)

More than 125 countries worldwide have some provision to allow emigrants to vote from overseas, but currently, Ireland has no system in place. Image: iStock

Organisations representing Irish citizens overseas have welcomed the announcement that a referendum will be held early next year on the right of emigr(...)

Newly elected Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell: ‘My objective is to represent the people of Limerick and to regain my Dáil seat at the next election.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Fine Gael politicians who lost their Dáil seats in the general election have been elected to the Seanad. Former TDs Kieran O’Donnell and Gabriel(...)

The most frequent user of the JobBridge scheme has been the HSE which brought on 399 Jobbridge interns over the five years since its inception, followed by the GAA with 249 interns. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Impact trade union has called for the JobBridge internship scheme to be ended following reports that it has been used to fill hundreds of position(...)

Jimmy Deenihan with older members of the Irish community in Australia in 2015.

Ireland’s first ever Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan lost his Dáil seat last weekend. In recent days, representatives from Iris(...)

According to the NYCI, holding the general election vote on a Thursday risks reducing student participation. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There are growing expectations among Government TDs and Senators that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will announce Friday 26th of February as the date of the el(...)

Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

Transforming men’s attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls will be at the core of a conference on gender-based violence (...)

Ireland is out of step with the majority of democratic countries in disenfranchising citizens once they move abroad, the Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad (VICA) campaign said on Wednesday.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ireland is out of step with the majority of democratic countries in disenfranchising citizens once they move abroad, the Votes for Irish Citizens Abro(...)

Members of Merlin College Choral Group from Galway and performers from Bui Bolg, Wexford, at the launch of the National Youth Strategy 2015-2020 at Bluebell Youth Project. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Some €600,000 has been earmarked to combat unemployment among the most disadvantaged young people. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reil(...)

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