Shane Lowry and TV presenter Jenny Buckley at the launch of the  One for Ireland campaign in aid of youth homelessness, coordinated by the Irish Youth Foundation.  Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

I got a blast of reality when playing The K Club on Tuesday. Hailstones, sleet and the rest! After what has been a terrific few weeks personally – ge(...)

Shane Lowry said his career as a golfer made him appreciate how lucky he was.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Golfer Shane Lowry has lent his support to a campaign which aims to raise €1 million for homeless families on Friday. Lowry has launched the One for(...)

The final phase of 20 houses in Sion Hill Park in Drumcondra will be released this weekend. Located in the quiet and mature neighbourhood of Sion Hil(...)

Laurence Wren at home in Castleknock, Dublin, in 2005, during his retirement. The former  Garda commissioner had a steely ethic about right and wrong. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Even with the passage of more than three decades, the events that propelled Laurence Wren to the highest position in the Garda Síochána have lost non(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny canvassing  on the streets of Ballinrobe in his home constituency of Mayo. Photograph: Reuters

“Like Bertie Ahern, I am very good with people. I felt that if Fine Gael was going to change – and it seems vain to say it – it needed someone like th(...)

Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Refugees fleeing great hardship and violence, and coming to Europe must respect the values, law and traditions of the host countries, a Catholic bish(...)

The sit out took place at St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street  in the days running up to Christmas. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The 2015 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street was the most successful ever yielding a record €41,400 for charity, the larg(...)

Catholic groups said the policy of the last 20 years of relying on the private rented sector to meet social housing needs had proven “a dismal failure”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Four Catholic Church-related social justice organisations have called on all candidates and voters in the forthcoming general election to make housing(...)

Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said Stand for Justice event  was a lively discussion that highlighted the four main issues of public services, child poverty, sustainable energy and overseas aid.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ending poverty for Irish children and growing housing problems were hot topics for a cross-party panel of eight politicians and an audience at a Stand(...)

Geoff Meagher, national president of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), said the organisation is seeing an “alarming level” of calls despite the recent improvement in the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Charities are continuing to suffer as a result of the economic crash with many reporting a significant decline in funding despite improving economic (...)

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