The man was taking prescribed anti-depression and anti-psychotic medication and this was administered by injection the day before he died. Library photograph: iStock

A man took his own life the day before his mortgage payment was due, an inquest heard on Tuesday. The father-of-one, who had been suffering from depr(...)

The Society of St Vincent de Paul said  the structural changes under discussion required “careful implementation through a sensitive process”.

The largest voluntary charity in the State supporting people in poverty has expressed concern about a proposed restructuring of the Government-funded (...)

Participants set off from the starting line at Collins Barracks. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy/The Irish Times

A palpable mix of trepidation and excitement was in the air at Collins Barracks on Saturday morning as 166 students set off to far-flung destinations (...)

 Neighbours placed flowers and teddy bears at the scene of an apartment fire in Cluainin Cronan in Clondalkin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Were it not for the firefighters, gardaí, reporters and cameramen outside the small apartment block in the Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, (...)

There are about 300 charity shops in Ireland, run by charities such as Age Action, Irish Cancer Society, NCBI, Oxfam and SVP and staffed by volunteers. Photograph: iStockphoto

If you’re in the midst of a spring clean and declutter, you may have a collection of bags and boxes ready to be dropped to your local charity shop (or(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Dr Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In 2016, Ireland took back the Somme “into our self–understanding and identity”, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. Ho(...)

Food parcels: for many of those queuing on Thursday, it was their first time seeking help. Photograph: Frank Miller

A food bank in Limerick ran out of food parcels after handing out 2,500 of them to struggling families and individuals in the city on Thursday. The s(...)

‘Fundamentalist Catholics’?

Sir, – Fr Joe McVeigh offers some ideas as to how the Catholic Church might address the problems of falling church attendance and an ageing population(...)

The EU VAT directive does not allow charities to claim VAT incurred on goods and services back directly. Photograph: iStock

Charities could benefit by up to €40 million a year if they were able to claim back value added tax (VAT), an industry body has said, after Minister (...)

Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland: “The reduction in the rates of Universal Social Charge is  a welcome development as it will reduce the cost of creating employment and supports all workers across the economy.” File photograph: Getty Images

Strong reactions, positive and negative, to Budget 2017 are being felt. Here are some of the more notable responses. Public investment must be priori(...)

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