By 2021 the number of over-65s will have grown by 36 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

The Government should move to guarantee a fixed level of funding in return for specified levels of services from the voluntary hospice sector to meet (...)

Darragh Hynes from Ratoath raised money for the St Francis Hospice in Dublin by holding a culture night in the village theatre. Photograph: Foróige

A 17-year-old student from Co Meath was named the overall national winner of the Aldi Foróige Citizenship Awards on Saturday for his project which rai(...)

Melvin Rattigan (21), of St Mary’s Park, Dunsink Lane, Finglas, Dublin, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where he received 240 hours of community service. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 18-year-old driver who fled the scene after his car hit a cyclist has been sentenced to community service in lieu of going to prison. Melvin Rattig(...)

Eamon Cooke at Radio Dublin’s studio in Clondalkin on 2001.  Photograph: COlin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Convicted paedophile Eamon Cooke died of lung cancer, an inquest has heard. Cooke was an inmate at Arbour Hill Prison in Dublin 7 when his health det(...)

Sr Mairéad Butterly’s work as an advocate for the women of Kenya was among the high points of her career.

Sr Mairéad Butterly, who served with the Medical Missionaries of Mary in six countries including Kenya, Nigeria and Malawi ( as well as Ireland, Brita(...)

Mayo fans at a pre-All Ireland Final party at the Shamrock Bar in Breaffy, Co Mayo. The county last won an All-Ireland senior title in 1951. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Deirdre Flynn has been to all five Dublin senior football championship matches so far this summer – including the game in Kilkenny against Laois, the (...)

Dublin football fan Deirdre Flynn, with her children Caoimhe, Cianna, Naoise, Tiarnan, Roise and friend Richie Larkin, at her home. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Last year Dubs supporter Deirdre Flynn (40) wrote her first song. A Little Boy’s Dream was recorded and released in time for last year’s All-Ireland f(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson has said Irish people want art but only if they do not have to subsidise it.  Mr Gleeson dismissed as a “bogus argument” the suggestion that State money spent on the arts would be better spent on public services.

Actor Brendan Gleeson has said Irish people want art but only if they do not have to subsidise it. Mr Gleeson dismissed as a “bogus argument” the su(...)

Supt Peter Duff and Garda Joanne Grogan at Tallaght Garda station during a briefing  on the disappearance of Philip Cairns in 1986. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Philip Cairns 30 years ago believe his schoolbag may hold the key to solving the case, despite the death of (...)

Angela Copley: Contacted several Garda stations and heard back in about two days. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A former community worker who went to the Garda with information about the disappearance of schoolboy Philip Cairns said she hoped it would help his m(...)

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