The annual Trafficking in Persons Report, published today by the US Department of State, placed Ireland on its ‘tier two watch list’. File photograph: iStock

Ireland has been criticised for “major failings” in its treatment of human trafficking victims after the State was downgraded in a major annual US gov(...)

Knocking it back: more women and people over 50 are suffering from addiction now. Photograph: Thinkstock

Two people die every week in Ireland from overuse of alcohol. Alcohol addiction is so prevalent in Irish society that many experts say we don’(...)