Catherine Byrne

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Conor Hanratty says he found the limits of the Tiny Plays 600-word format “scary but liberating”.

When Conor Hanratty was a teenager, he came upon a documentary that featured clips from the work of legendary Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to media outside the European Financial Forum 2020 at Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s “no dressing it up” that the election was a “bad day for Fine Gael”, party leader Leo Varadkar has said. In an email to party members on Thur(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone was one of several high-profile and hard-working women politicians from across the political spectrum who lost their seats. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A disappointing feature of the general election was that the number of women elected to the 33rd Dáil increased by just one. In all 36 women were elec(...)

 Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy: her seat is seen as the most vulnerable.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The results of the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, if reflected on polling day this Saturday, would mean significant seat losses for Fine (...)

 Fianna Fáil election candidate  Catherine Ardagh is pictured with  her five week old twins Seán and Darragh Óg and Christabelle Feeney in Crumlin, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The timing of the general election could hardly be less favourable for Fianna Fáil’s Dublin South Central candidate Catherine Ardagh. The Senator gav(...)

Section of the Grand Canal pedestrian walk that links Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot with Inchicore. Photograph: Google Street View

Persistent antisocial behaviour by a small number of young people around Inchicore could expand into the “type of criminality that has plagued other p(...)

Anne Roper filed her complaint to the WRC in January 2019. File photograph.

RTÉ said on Thursday it will appeal ruling that it must pay a former television producer €100,000 for forcing her to retire at the age of 65. The Sta(...)

In 2016, 736 people died in Ireland from drug-related causes, the fourth-highest rate in Europe. Photograph: iStock

The State’s anti-drug information service is set for a shake-up with plans to create a new helpline for people living with addiction. The HSE has bee(...)

Smoking rates are higher in more deprived areas, at 24 per cent of the population, than in more affluent areas (14 per cent), and higher among those who are unemployed, at 40 per cent.

There are an estimated 165,000 fewer smokers in the country than five years ago, according to the latest annual Healthy Ireland Government-funded surv(...)

On Wednesday, the former ministers united to release a statement calling on the Government to restore confidence in the national drug strategy. File photograph: David Sleator

The former holders of the post of minister of state with responsibility for drugs have said they are tired of attending the funerals of young people w(...)

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