VFI visited one Cork pub with a capacity for 300 people which had no customers during the survey time of 9.15pm to 10pm on Thursday night. Photograph: iStock

Business owners and publicans have called on Cork City Council to grant business people in the city a moratorium on rates to help them cope with the f(...)

Justice Seán Ryan said ‘it appears that the total given in the report was derived by adding the yearly figures for the population in the institutions but that did not take account of the fact that children were counted in each year of detention’. Photograph: Peter Morrison/AP

New figures indicate that the number of children who went through institutions investigated by the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse is about a q(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy had caused confusion with homelessness figures, an Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has “undermined confidence” in homelessness statistics by ordering the removal earlier this year of over 1,600 pe(...)

Gloucester Street laundry in Dublin, the last of Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries, which closed in 1996.

This week’s conference at Boston College on ‘Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse In Ireland’ will grappl(...)

Engineers at the site of a mass grave  at the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. ‘It is not just the disposal of remains in a disused waste facility that stuns the heart.’ Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

Anyone who enjoys ramble around old Irish cemeteries will recognise them. Fine edifices of marble and granite, rendering glory to the mortal remains o(...)

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Seán Kyne said he believed the amalgamation of Galway’s city and county councils should be explored but that  should be a consensus on the matter before such a move took place. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Politicians in Galway are at odds over a proposal by a Department of Environment expert group to merge the city and county councils into a “Greater Ga(...)

Frankfort Cottages in Dublin, close to the Five Lamps: Dublin City Council  displayed a poster with images of people caught dumping litter in the lane. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council officials will today consider their response to the Data Protection Commissioner’s warning over the council’s use of photographs o(...)

Carndonagh CS 2 PBC, Cork 1 (After extra time) A stunning extra-time winner by winger Christy McLaughlin-Fildara secured Carndonagh Community Schoo(...)

Chair of the Irish Traveller Movement Brigid Quilligan (left) and supporters walked out the Traveller accommodation conference at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Groups representing Travellers staged a “peaceful protest” on Tuesday with about 40 of their members walking out of a Government conference on accommo(...)

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