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The ESRI predicts statutory home support scheme spending of €1.2 billion to €3 billion in 2035. Photograph: Regis Duvignau

An injection of up to €11.8 billion may be needed to fund primary, community and long-term health services over the next 14 years. In its latest repo(...)

Many families are not taking up medical cards even though they are entitled to them, research shows

Families who are entitled to a medical card but don’t avail of the option spend nearly €500 more on private health insurance than those who do, accord(...)

TK Whitaker  in 1975, when he was governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Tommy Collins

When the secretary of the Department of Finance TK Whitaker sought to change the direction of the Irish economy in the late 1950s, he faced many chall(...)

Cillian O’Connor of Ballintubber gets his shot away despite the attempt  to block by Ballaghaderreen’s David Drake during the Mayo SFC Final at  Elvery’s MacHale Park in  Castlebar. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ballintubber 1-14 Ballaghaderreen 1-11 Cillian O’Connor kicked two insurance points in added time as Ballintubber defended the Moclair Cup for the se(...)

The greater Dublin commuter belt area and the southeast have the lowest supply of primary and community care. Photograph: iStock

Plans to move patient treatment away from hospitals and into the community will be undermined by significant inequalities in the spread of health serv(...)

Poor life expectancy today is related to many factors such as deprivation, social class and education level. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the best indicators of human wellbeing is that we are now living longer. The last official figures, based on the 2011 Census, showed life expec(...)

Angela Copley set up a support group for clerical child abuse survivors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Angela Copley, who set up a support group for clerical child abuse survivors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot, “mothered” many in the area, her son Derek recal(...)

London: A traditional destination for Irish emigrants going to the UK. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

For the past two centuries Irish people have been free to move to Britain to seek employment. Although such migration was more restricted during the S(...)

Donald Trump speaks during the Republican  candidates’ debate in New Hampshire in February. Photograph: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

A red and white “Make America Great Again” peaked cap was hanging on the door of Morrissey’s bar in Doonbeg Wednesday with a hand-written message unde(...)

A rally organised by the federation of Dublin anti-water charges campaign. Photograph: The Irish Times

Before he had to step down as chair of the commission on water charges during the summer, Joe O’Toole was accurate in his criticisms of the posturing (...)

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