A May 2017 file photograph of social housing being built in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Irish Times

The tenant-purchase scheme which enables those in social housing to purchase their home from a local authority must be suspended, a report on the futu(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospital in south Dublin is currently owned by the Sisters of Charity, who are to cede control to a new private charitable entity.

Controversies about the role of the Catholic Church in Irish public life in recent years have drawn attention to the wealth the church has accumulated(...)

A contactless payment by credit card on a Verifone Systems Inc payment device in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

When even a church starts accepting mobile payments in lieu of its weekly collection basket, you’ve got to think that the writing must be on the wall (...)

“We need to teach children to programme their brains to self-regulate when faced with stressful situations”

Do you do something every day to look after your mental health? Do you often talk to your children about how they can best manage their thoughts and e(...)

The Rebuilding Ireland – Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness was launched by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney. It does a good job of using the public funding which is available to best effect.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Resolving the housing shortage is one of the most important and also most difficult challenges which face the Government. Both private- and social-sec(...)

 Children stand on top of a track at a makeshift refugee camp at the port of Piraeus.  EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI

Last week TD Mick Wallace told the story of a 15-year-old refugee whom he met in Calais. The boy’s parents and siblings had been killed in Afghanistan(...)