Irish consumers are shifting their search for bargains towards second hand shops for environmental, ethical and economic reasons, a conference in Limerick will be told today. Image: iStock.

Irish consumers are shifting their search for bargains towards second hand shops for environmental, ethical and economic reasons with millennials most(...)

President Michael D Higgins lauded the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s ‘exceptional network of solidarity’ with poorer people at its anniversary event in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins has praised the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul which he described as an “exceptional network of solidarity” wit(...)

Google says that rather than helping Europe’s creative and digital economy, Article 13 of the EU copyright directive will hold it back.

Responding to the finalised text for the EU copyright directive, Google says that rather than helping Europe’s creative and digital economy, it will h(...)

The report found lone parents in the Republic were almost five times more likely to experience in-work poverty than other households with children, with 84 per cent of lone parents saying they were unable to meet unexpected expenses. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The poverty rate among Ireland’s working lone parents more than doubled in just five years from 2012 with their living standards now among the worst i(...)

On board EI608 to Amsterdam we popped into the cockpit with the pilot and the fabulous AerLingus flight crew facilitate us selling our story to the flight passengers

They previously outlined what it is and why they did it, here they tell us how it went. The Pre-Race Preparation “If we have to pick which part we(...)

Students Christopher Doyle and Caolán Ruane take part in Crana College’s transition year programme

Transition year is more popular than ever. By now it is available in 92 per cent of schools, and a record 72 per cent of third-year students went on t(...)

Barnardos  said little progress had been made in delivering on a Government commitment to lift 100,000 children out of poverty by 2020.  Photograph: iStock

Almost one in every five children in Ireland still live below the poverty line despite the improving economy, Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures (...)

Flooding in Enniscorthy during Storm Deirdre. Photograph: Liam Ruth/Twitter

Thousands of homes and businesses have been left without electricity as Storm Deirdre moves across Ireland. A status orange weather warning is in pla(...)

Rolf Eggenberger, president of district election office Stadtkreis 3, empties a ballot box as his deputy Christoph Holenstein looks on in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to give the country’s laws priority over international law, a move that critics claimed would have deeply damage(...)

Google has launched a $25m fund to develop humanitarian AI

As part of its new programme called AI for Social Good, Google. org has launched its AI Impact Challenge which will provide $25 million (€22 million) (...)

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