Six months after the HSE’s breastfeeding implementation group drafted a Staff Breastfeeding in the Workplace policy, the document has yet to be implemented. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has been accused of setting an “abysmal example” in its efforts to encourage Irish women to breastfeed because it h(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

“The emergency is clear – we are destroying our children’s future, their natural ecosystem, their climate, their mental wellbeing and their quality of life.” Photograph: Getty Images

Wicklow County Council has become the first local authority in Ireland to declare “a biodiversity and climate-change emergency”, recognising the need (...)

Rhonda Gerrish with her daughter Lauren and son Nathan in the new inclusive playground at the South Beach in Greystones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Special needs children have helped formally open what is billed as one of Ireland’s most inclusive playgrounds. The playground in Greystones, Co Wic(...)

Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath in Greystones, Co Wicklow

A fire broke out over the weekend at Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath, in Greystones, Co Wicklow, where work to address fire safety flaws found more than a y(...)

The chair and vice chair of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board which is at  the centre of an investigation into spending and potential conflicts of interest have resigned.

The chair and vice chair of an education board at the centre of an investigation into spending and potential conflicts of interest have resigned. An (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton. The Department of Education has been urged to fast-track its investigation into spending at an education board. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has been urged to fast-track its investigation into spending at an education board, following a decision by the board’s ch(...)

Laura Dempsey died while on holiday with her family the village of Stalida, Crete. Photograph: iStock

The Irish schoolgirl who died while on holiday in Crete has been remembered as a “popular” and “bright” student who had just completed her Junior Cert(...)

Stephen Donnelly at his constituency office in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Most traces of Social Democrats signage were removed from the building on Monday. The TD   will decide on his political future after consulting his supporters.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Social Democrats TD Stephen Donnelly said he expects to make a decision on his political future relatively soon, following consultations with (...)

Independent Jennifer Whitmore, right, is a political adviser to Independent Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly, left.

Counting resumes this morning in Wicklow where a recount has been called in the Arklow local electoral area.The recount was called by right-to-die cam(...)

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