Kathleen Lynch

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Former Labour Party minister of State Kathleen Lynch will head up the high-level task force convened by the Department of Justice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is seeking a plan on improvements in how the criminal justice system deals with people with mental health and addiction issues by the e(...)

Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Kevin Cross extended his sympathy to the family.

The family of an elderly woman who died two days after attending a hospital emergency department complaining of a sudden and severe headache have secu(...)

Cocooned 90-year-old Kathleen Lynch from Blackrock, Co Louth leading a socially distanced danceathon. Photograph: Alan Betson

A woman who celebrates her 90th birthday today has raised almost €13,000 for Age Action and the Irish Red Cross through the medium of dance. Kathleen(...)

UCD’s Belfield campus: Concerns have been expressed its academic leadership is letting down its people, its values and its mission. Photograph: Alan Betson

University College Dublin (UCD) has dropped proposed changes to its academic freedom policy to allow for “different interpretations” of the concept du(...)

Former Workers’ Party members Pat Rabbitte, Proinsias De Rossa, Liz McManus and Eamonn Gilmore campaigning for Democratic Left in 2002. Photograph: Eric Luke

A growing number of political groups have positioned themselves further left of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin, including: People Before Profit The(...)

Kathleen Lynch was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1994. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Labour TD and junior minister Kathleen Lynch has announced she will not contest the Cork North Central byelection, expected to be held in Novem(...)

The blockade, which lasted more than an hour, at the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea when the first of 12 residents was being transferred to an alternative facility. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Anita Flanagan felt as if she was at a funeral as she and fellow locals walked alongside a wheelchair-accessible taxi making its way through the stree(...)

AIB whistleblower Eugene McErlean, who exposed overcharging. Photograph: Eric Luke

Throughout his career as an elected politician, Pat Rabbitte’s greatest flaw was that he always seemed terribly pleased at how he had turned out. Th(...)

 Crowds at the statue of the Virgin Mary  at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

A line from Philip Larkin was on my mind while working on this project. Not the famous reference to his parents, but an aside about beginnin(...)

Prior to the last budget, the then minister for education Richard Bruton  requested actions to secure “greater employer engagement and to strengthen governance and oversight” of the National Training Fund. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Employers and big business will have a key say in where hundreds of millions of euro in education investment will go over the coming years, according (...)

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