Dr Peter Boylan said the lack of provision for mental health services for new mothers was “not acceptable in 2017”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There are just three part-time perinatal psychiatrists in Ireland, all based in Dublin, and there is no mother-and-baby unit for severely depressed mo(...)

Joy Gerrard with her new exhibition, Shot Crowd, at the RHA Gallery: “We’re all activists now.”   Photograph: Eric Luke

Upstairs, in one of the large galleries at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin face off against each other. The pai(...)

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man with his face covered with ash puts a wallet decorated with a print of the scrapped Indian 1,000-rupee note in a plastic cover  in Kolkata, India, January 5th, 2017. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Almost all of the currency bills outlawed by the Indian government last November had been deposited by the 50-day deadline on December 30th, in a move(...)

Happiness at work may be good for some jobs – such as customer-facing work where you need to make members of the public feel upbeat too – but there is evidence to suggest happiness could be a liability in other roles.

In their quest to make employees happier, companies around the world have been busy installing play equipment in the workplace. Google has set up slid(...)

Finnish professor Bengt Holmstrom of Massachusetts Institute of Technology who won the Nobel prize in Economics with British-American Oliver Hart. Photograph: Getty

Britain’s Oliver Hart and Finland’s Bengt Holmstrom have won the Nobel EcoPrize in Economics for work that addresses a host of questions from how best(...)

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Work hard, dream big, want it enough, say these wealthy, white, highly educated women, and you can achieve anything. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

It should be of little surprise to anyone that gender inequality continues to permeate every sphere of life, the upper echelons of the corporate world(...)

A copy of papers filed at Los Angeles Superior Court by Angelina Jolie shows her petition for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt. Photograph: Piya Sinha Roy/Reuters

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are to divorce after two years of marriage and 12 years as Hollywood’s most stellar couple. The gossipy (but reliable) w(...)

Solas: Caroline Shally, Ann Marie Hogan, Nora Condon, Ivica Milicevic, Joan McNaboe, John McGrath and Jasmina Behan, economists and labour-market researchers on the organisation’s  skills and labour market team

Adult and further education, for so long the neglected orphan of Ireland’s education system, was once higgledy-piggledy at best. There were 33 VECs, o(...)

Women are choosing to freeze their eggs to gain time to find the right partner rather than to pursue their careers, new research suggests.

Women are choosing to freeze their eggs to gain time to find the right partner rather than to pursue their careers, new research suggests. Based on i(...)

Researchers at University of London and the University of Birmingham found  some managers placed as much importance on whether a candidate fitted the traditional image of an investment banker as on their skills and qualifications

The right pair of oxfords can make or break a potential job candidate in staid investment banking circles in Britain, according to a new report. Candi(...)

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