Hazel Chu (centre) becomes Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Michael Pidgeon

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, at a vote of Dublin City Council in the Mansion House on Monday evening. Ms Chu wa(...)

An aerial view of the Legionaries of Christ complex at Sandyford in south Dublin

The Legionaries of Christ is set to secure about €23 million from the sale of 2.6 hectares (6.5 acres) of lands attached to their home and St Michael’(...)

Shelly Gaynor, from Swords and Dermot Lowndes, from Fairview, in the IHREC offices, speaking about the barriers facing people with disabilities when going to vote. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Thousands of people will not vote on Saturday because they cannot – whether due to disability, illiteracy, infirmity or because they have never been s(...)

The Royal Dublin Society. Photograph: Dónal Murphy

For the tens of thousands who flock to the RDS every August, the buildings and showgrounds in Ballsbridge mean just one thing: horses. A highlight on (...)

    Jonathan Lynch  and Robyn O’Shea  have enjoyed taking part in the St Michael’s House gym training programme.  It ‘makes me feel happy and I’m eating healthily too’, says Robyn. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Until recently, Mary Lynch had to take her 26-year-old son Jonathan for a gruelling two-hour power walk around their Donaghmede neighbourhood every si(...)

While the need for improved transport access had been raised at a previous inspection Hiqa noted it was ‘even more limited at the time of this inspection’.

A rural care home for people with intellectual disabilities was found to have cut its residents’ access to transport vehicles in half despite having b(...)

 Karen Byrne, (right) principal of St Michael’s House Special School, Skerries, Co Dublin,  with students, teachers and assistants, outside the old building. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

St Michael’s House Special School, based in a converted farmhouse in Skerries, Co Dublin, has been in “temporary” accommodation for the past 36 years.(...)

Hiqa had concerns about five Brothers of Charity facilities. File photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Health and social care inspectors have said they were “very concerned” about their findings at a centre for people with disabilities operated by the B(...)

Participants in the Still Waiting Health campaign  at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Dozens of protestors marched through Dublin’s city centre on Saturday calling for the implementation of a national health service and Sláintecare. Th(...)

Catherine Byrne  surprised Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy by publicly opposing a new housing scheme in Inchicore at its launch. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned Minister of State Catherine Byrne that she will be sacked if she does not support Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy(...)

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