The Labour Court has recommended that Aer Lingus staff should be given a total pay rise of 8.8 percent over 39 months, according to the Sunday Independent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Housebuilder Bridgedale, which has joined forces with US private equity firm Oaktree to set up a home construction company that’s been lined up for a (...)

Junior Infant Luca McGlade at St Olaf’s NS, Balally Drive, Dundrum. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Record numbers of parents struggling to cover the cost of food, clothes, transition year, voluntary contributions and the technology some schools insi(...)

The President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan

President of Dublin City University – Professor Brian MacCraith The core objective of education today should be to enable students to flourish in the(...)

Sorcha has gone away for the weekend to a Himalayan Spa Retreat in a hotel on the R280 just as you’re coming into Drumshanbo. She’s having something d(...)

FoodCloud cofounders Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien at their new  FoodCloud Hub in Tallaght. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Impact Journalism Day (June 24th, 2017) focuses on solutions-based journalism. Fifty leading media organisations, including The Irish Times, are shari(...)

Wedding day: Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan at Dublin City Hall on January 22nd, 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ann Louise Gilligan Born: July 27th, 1945 Died: June 15th, 2017 A gentle radical whose elegance, sensitivity and deep spirituality were matched by he(...)

Allowance for those in direct provision to increase by €6 a week for children and by €2.50 for adults. Photograph: Alan Betson

An increase in the direct provision allowance to €21.60 a week for adults and children is “offensively minuscule” and shows “no understanding whatsoev(...)

This week alone, there was yet another damning report from Geoffrey Shannon pointing towards  a systemically flawed after-hours service for vulnerable children

I have been thinking about my mother a lot recently. She will be 18 years dead this October. I find myself remembering odd things, like finding her w(...)

Abhaile chairperson Ita Mangan, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar  and Abhaile chief executive Angela Black.

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Mabs) and the Citizens Information services (CIS) are acknowledged to be invaluable services that are embedded(...)

Happy days: children enjoy the adventure of going away and having their parents to themselves for seven days

When one of my teenage sons started rhapsodising at the dinner table one dark winter’s evening about how that summer’s holiday had been “one of the be(...)

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