University College Dublin was ordered to pay sociologist Dr Anne Cleary €30,000 and promote her retrospectively to senior lecturer from February 15th, 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

University College Dublin has been ordered to pay €30,000 to an academic after it was found to have discriminated against her when passing her over fo(...)

Wandesford  Quay, off Washington Street, in Cork city centre. Image: Google Streetview

A homeless man was found dead in a doorway in Cork city early on Sunday morning. The 53-year-old’s body was discovered on Wandesford Quay off Washing(...)

In 1994 men aged 40 and over accounted for just 5.4 per cent of grooms but is now at 18.4 per cent. Photograph: iStock

They say love is timeless and it is a philosophy borne out by numbers. More and more older people are getting married every year in Ireland as ageing (...)

According to the director of Cork Simon Community Dermot Kavanagh, there has been a significant increase in the numbers of people sleeping rough in Cork, with 54 per cent more sleeping rough for one night or more in the nine months up until the end of September. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A chronic shortage of housing is proving the single biggest barrier to people escaping homelessness, with almost half of those in emergency accommodat(...)