President Michael D Higgins lauded the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s ‘exceptional network of solidarity’ with poorer people at its anniversary event in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins has praised the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul which he described as an “exceptional network of solidarity” wit(...)

A report, on behalf of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and published this year, highlights how important it is for people with dementia to feel connected to their local community. File photograph: Getty Images

The lack of a national network of services and supports to enable people to live well with dementia in Ireland is well recognised, but there are local(...)

The latest analysis from the St Vincent de Paul shows that between 2012 and 2017, while the economy recovered and unemployment levels fell, the poverty rate among working lone parents more than doubled. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A rising economic tide does not lift all boats, as a succession of studies has shown. The least well off fall further behind and become trapped in per(...)

The report found lone parents in the Republic were almost five times more likely to experience in-work poverty than other households with children, with 84 per cent of lone parents saying they were unable to meet unexpected expenses. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The poverty rate among Ireland’s working lone parents more than doubled in just five years from 2012 with their living standards now among the worst i(...)

By 2050 there will be roughly 12 billion tonnes of plastic litter in landfills and the environment.

Trying to live sustainably can sometimes feel like an uphill trek without one clear-cut path to the mountaintop. Often a product that might be environ(...)

Amy Worrall and Fátimah Alaya

What is Jailbreak? Jailbreak is Ireland’s largest student-run fundraiser, now in its 7th year running. All proceeds of the charity event are split b(...)

The number of those between 18 and 24 presenting as homeless has almost doubled since 2014.

Young homeless people are at the “very bottom of the list” when it comes to housing, a conference has been told. The Irish Coalition to End Youth Ho(...)

If a more egalitarian housing system is to be introduced, the Government will have to modify its dependence on private developers. But there is little to suggest it is ready to make that transition. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A shortage of housing has become a rental crisis that is forcing families to choose between paying the rent and providing food for their children, acc(...)

Singer Little Pattie, Patricia Amphlett, will receive an award for a career that saw her shoot to fame in the 1960s and perform across Australia and the US

The first Australian mayor to give a formal apology for the Aboriginal genocide, and a singer who shot to international fame, are among the Irish-Aust(...)

Help is available for those who cannot afford a third-level course. Photograph: iStock

While the emphasis over the next couple of months will be on study and getting those ever sought after points, for many students it is also a time to (...)

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