Fr Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said there were several areas where Ireland was ‘seriously underperforming’ when it came to meeting the UN’s sustainable development goals. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Ireland is lagging behind other European countries when it come to meeting a series of United Nations’ targets, particularly when it comes to combatti(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly put forward the amendment.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to consider appointing a person with clinical expertise to the new board of the HSE, which would be a significant (...)

On Wednesday 20 February, the Union of Students in Ireland Vice President Michelle Byrne and NUI Galway’s Students’ Union President Megan Reilly (...)

Billy Morgan at the Sigerson Cup final between St Mary’s and UCC in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. He is a passionate believer in the Sigerson Cup as a pathway to county teams. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Fresh from his latest Sigerson Cup success on Wednesday evening, UCC coach Billy Morgan has questioned the hold that intercounty managers have over yo(...)

The report found process plant operators  office, secretarial, administrative support and customer service jobs are among those most at risk of automation. Photograph: iStock

Two out of every five jobs across the State are at high risk of being lost to automation, according to a new report. The study, by two University Col(...)

 We are fortunate to be meat-eaters because meat drove the evolution of our large brains and complex bodies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Lancet medical journal published a comprehensive report last month on human diet and global food systems. Our food production systems are causing (...)

Legit Fit co-founder Ryan O’Neill: “We think our timing is good because there is an influx of people into the fitness area.”

Cork-based Ryan O’Neill is the co-founder of Legit Fit, a business management platform aimed at independent fitness professionals. The multifunctional(...)

The Government last autumn appointed Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the British Council, to chair the HSE board.

The Government may have to change the composition of the planned new board of the HSE, even though it has already appointed the members. Fianna Fail (...)

The committee heard from legal experts and children’s rights advocates. File photograph: Getty Images

The State is not in compliance with its constitutional obligation to ensure that the voices of children are heard in court cases concerning them, the (...)

Conor Boylan in action for Limerick against Kilkenny  at Nowlan Park. The  average age of a young Limerick side augurs well for the county’s future prospects. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s always tricky making long-term projections in a short-term context. Jackie Tyrrell’s comments last week about not seeing Limerick in the top thr(...)

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