The Constitution of Ireland –  Bunreacht na hÉireann. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the words of its critics, and there have been many down through the decades, article 41.2 of the Constitution – the so-called “women’s place is in (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: offered to meet the committee next week to discuss the matter. Photograph: Eric Luke

A referendum to remove a reference in the Constitution to the woman’s place in the home has been delayed by six months after the Dáil’s business comm(...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

PE teacher Agata Suszczynska, principal Declan Hughes and councillor Lettie McCarthy at St Tiernan’s Community School, Dundrum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A disadvantaged community school – just yards from a fee-paying school at the centre of controversy over State-funded hockey pitches – says it has bee(...)

Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD and education spokesman, said teacher retirement figures show “people are literally running out of the profession”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Education needs an extra €80 million to pay for a doubling in the number of projected retirements from teaching and other education (...)

Our Lady’s Grove primary school in  Goatstown Road where the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary is selling off sports fields. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A religious order has sold a plot of land for an estimated €13 million despite objections from parents at the adjoining primary school. The Congrega(...)

Senator Lynn Ruane called on Caranua CEO Mary Higgins to resign from her role, at the Oireachtas Education Committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The chief executive of Caranua, the independent statutory organisation charged with managing a fund to improve the lives of survivors of institutional(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald says no inquiry will produce the required outcome as long as Ms O’Sullivan remains in office. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan should be removed from office in the best interests of An Garda Síochána, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDona(...)

Apartments  at Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Apartment owners at the Beacon South Quarter development in Sandyford, Dublin are facing legal action from Dublin Fire Brigade if they do not undertak(...)

  Aoife Culleton and Killian Ryan of  Beacon South Quarter Owners Group, at The Beacon South Quarter complex at Sandyford, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Attempts to resolve more than €10 million in fire safety and other structural defects at the Beacon South Quarter apartments in south Dublin stalled o(...)

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