Michael Cawley has tendered his resignation as chairman of Fáilte Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chairman of Fáilte Ireland Michael Cawley has resigned from his position after it emerged he is currently on a family holiday in Italy. In a sta(...)

Children’s author Sarah Webb has set up a campaign to send inspirational messages to sixth class pupils who are missing out on their final months of primary school. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sports days, confirmations, school tours and graduations: this year’s sixth class pupils are missing out on key milestones in their young lives. It h(...)

 Newly elected TD’s from left Jennifer Carroll Mac Neill (FG),  Holly Cairns (Soc Dems) and Claire Kerrane (SF) spoke at the National Women’s Council of Ireland ‘Celebrate the Changemakers’ conference in advance of International Women’s Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

On her first day in Cork County Council, Holly Cairns watched as a colleague walked around congratulating the newly elected representatives. “He sai(...)

Gardaí received 2,568 reports of domestic violence last December. Photograph: iStock

Reports of domestic violence to the Garda increase by up to 30 per cent in December when compared with the summer months, newly released figures show.(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Anne Rabbitte said she never expected her children would be exposed to threats.

More than half of TDs who repsonded to an RTÉ survey on threats received by members of the Dáil have said their lives have been threatened. Sinn Féin(...)

Emma Barnett: ‘If men were tasked with producing the next generation, I think everyone would have a gynaecologist.’ Photograph:  David M Benett/Getty

In broadcaster Emma Barnett’s book Period. It’s About Bloody Time, she offers an exhaustive – not to mention exhausting – compendium of the ways perio(...)

Green Party Finance spokeswoman Neasa Hourigan  and Party leader Eamon Ryan at the Irish Georgian Society in Dublin at the launch of the party’s pre-budget submission 2020. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Students would be given free access to all public transport, similar to the existing scheme for pensioners, under proposals from the Green Party. Th(...)

The cost of iPads and other digital devices in schools is a major issue for parents, say campaign groups. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

School policies which require the mandatory purchase of iPads at a cost of up to €1,000 are forcing many hard-pressed parents to borrow money, accordi(...)

 Fianna Fáil education spokesperson, Thomas Byrne:  Practice is  a ‘national scandal’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Schools who place pupils on reduced timetables as a form of sanction are acting “illegally” and breaching children’s constitutional right to education(...)

A satellite view of a 9.5 acre site in Goatstown that was  formerly an Irish Glass Bottle recreational facilities. Photograph: Google Maps

The Department of Education is in advanced talks to purchase a multimillion euro site in the Goatstown area of south Dublin for a new primary and seco(...)

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