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Me, myself and I: Miriam O’Callaghan was a rare female voice in RTÉ radio’s mostly male line-up

With the next decade hosting the centenaries of such traumatically violent upheavals as the Easter Rising and the Civil War at home, and the first Wor(...)

Wicklow beaches: nesting terns have to be fenced off. Illustration: Michael Viney

Airy as spindrift, sharp as knives, they flicker beyond the third wave in flashes of white light, plunge-diving for sand eels. Their courtship is an a(...)

Dublin City Council, which Owen Keegan was this week appointed to head, is hugely overmanned, with 5,700 staff for a population of 577,000 in the city. Photograph: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Twenty years ago when Owen Keegan was appointed as assistant city manager in charge of housing with Dublin Corporation (as it then was), you could alm(...)

The Association of Childhood Professionals has called for an initial statutory minimum requirement for all childhood professionals

High rates of staff turnover in childcare settings are unsustainable, it was claimed today.The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) called for(...)

There is unlikely to be the level of public investment necessary to create the kind of system many of our EU partners have in the short term. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The recent revelations of mistreatment of small children in privately run creches have a wearying familiarity. They follow revelations of the mistreat(...)

Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson in The Fall.

Will Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) hunt down Belfast’s serial killer (Jamie Dornan) in the final episode of The Fall th(...)

Cultural events that could once reliably tap the sponsorship budgets of the banking sector have had to cast a wider net in recent years, but one relat(...)

‘The news industry is not like coalmining, or car assembly, or turning out plastic buckets,” Conor Brady, the former editor of the The Irish Times, sa(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly:  There was no reason why reports on facilities such as creches should not be available on the internet given it was relevant public information and “parents are entrusting their children to these places”.   Photograph: Alan Betson

A regulatory system must be established for the home help sector to protect vulnerable people who are being dealt with outside of institutionalised se(...)

After their Ulster Championship quarter-final defeat to Down, Derry will go into the draw for the first round of the All-Ireland qualifiers. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

There has been confirmation from Croke Park of the exact details of the 2013 All-Ireland football qualifier series, the draw for the first round takin(...)

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