Brian Harvey

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Members of the trade union Fórsa at a previous protest over the issue of pay and conditions at `Section 39’ organisations which provide health and disability services with funding from the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Staff in voluntary organisations providing health, social care and homeless service financed by exchequer grant aid should have the same terms and con(...)

Spring Lane halting site in Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The chairwoman of the Oireachtas committee on key issues affecting the Traveller community has called for publication of a landmark report on Travelle(...)

Spring Lane halting site in Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Discrimination is a “key factor” in the “striking” over-representation of Travellers in homelessness, and “anti-racism training” is needed in statutor(...)

  Island Capital Management Ltd is challenging a ruling by Mr Justice Brian Cregan concerning the treatment of certain documents

The State investigation into the purchase of construction services group Siteserv will ask the High Court for permission to refer to evidence put befo(...)

Equality legislation, according to a report written by social policy expert Brian Harvey, has ‘almost completely’ failed to protect Travellers from discrimination.

There is an “overwhelming need” for the education system to “prove its relevance” to Travellers, a report on the community in Co Wexford finds. It id(...)

Homelessness was “a time of considerable stress, intensive at first then of less intensity but prolonged and just as potentially scarring”.

The long-term, negative impact of homelessness on children, particularly older children, is set out in a ground-breaking report published on Saturday.(...)

Social Democrat TDs Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Eric Luke

Investigators scrutinising the sale of Siteserv to a company controlled by Denis O’Brien do not plan to call Catherine Murphy TD to give oral evidence(...)

The St Margarets Traveller Housing scheme in Ballymun. File photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A new course to train Travellers to in conflict resolution has huge potential to deal with “long-standing problems of inter-familial conflict,” in the(...)

The National Drugs Crisis protest at the Dáil in 2006: the new national drugs strategy will be published this  summer; it comes  21 years after the first such “national statement” from central government on drugs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A friend, to whom I wish I’d been a better friend, died recently. Dara Quigley was a writer, a merciless observer of Irish society, bright as a butto(...)

Wreaths are thrown overboard during the commemoration that took place in Belfast on HMS Caroline on the centenary of the Battle of Jutland:  some 350 Irish sailors were lost  in that terrible event which remains the biggest clash between battleships in history. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Irish sailors killed in the first World War were remembered on Tuesday in conditions quite unlike those they experienced at sea in those tumultuous ye(...)

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