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‘Aer Lingus is very conscious of the difficult financial situation that some employees are in due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 crisis.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Aer Lingus workers, whose pay is to be restored from 30 per cent of its pre-Covid rate to 40-50 per cent next month, say they are living in “near pove(...)

Halting site in north Dublin: An EU report finds Irish Travellers have the highest acute poverty, lowest employment  and face some of the worst discrimination of six Traveller and Roma communities in Europe. Photograph: Tom Honan

Irish Travellers have the highest rates of acute poverty, the lowest employment rates and face some of the worst discrimination of six Traveller and R(...)

‘I hadn’t a clue what was happening’: Claire Hendrick was made a ward-of-court in 2010 four years after her mother’s death. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A scheme to replace the almost 150-year-old wards of court system will be delayed again unless it gets the money it needs in next month’s Budget, its (...)

“Larger families, Traveller families, non-Irish national families and those families with limited English faced serious difficulties in securing bookings in hotels and B&Bs.” Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 500 homeless families were supported last year by the Mercy Law Resource Centre, an independent organisation providing free legal advice and re(...)

‘Terminate the Help to Buy Scheme,’ says SJI, and use the €75 million saved to invest in homelessness prevention. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Increased borrowing, increases in a range of taxes and an end to the “help-to-buy” scheme are among recommendations to Government as it frames next mo(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  said churches would remain closed ‘except for private prayer, weddings and funerals’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin’s religious are closing their doors this weekend, reluctantly but accepting “it has to be done”. In messages to their clergy on Friday the Cat(...)

Over 58 per cent stated that many of the young people they work with do not understand what the term consent means as well as some of the language used in relation to consent. Photograph: iStock

More than half of young people are “confused” about sexual consent and more than a quarter are getting their information on it online, including by wa(...)

Tusla staff ‘work collaboratively with all parents to ensure that the best interests of the child is the foremost priority’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were more than 100 instances of babies being removed from their mothers last year, with almost a quarter of them in the Limerick and Cork areas.(...)

Padraig O’Morain: Forced sex-trafficking is an evil trade

Compare and contrast. Within a fairly short drive of wherever you live you could probably find a woman to have sex with for money. She could be a woma(...)

Catering staff Johnny Glynn, Chelsea Connell, Ryan Murphy, and Chris Traynor, laid off employees of Aramark protesting outside their former workplace the former AIB Headquarters in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Catering staff at the former Allied Irish Bank (AIB) headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin say they were “dumped after years of loyalty” when given just(...)

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