An additional four million hours of homecare is needed to cope with ageing demographics, at a cost of €110m

The Taoiseach has defended the Government’s record on home care provision after a report revealed long delays in accessing services. Leo Varadkar sai(...)

Permanent TSB came under fire for turning down a request to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee over plans to sell €3.7 billion in mortgages. Photograph: Alan Betson

Monday Results: Aryzta, Aralez Pharmaceuticals. Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Feb); US consumer inflation expectations (Feb). Meetings: Dub(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual greenhouse gas emissions figures for Ireland, which stood at 58.2 million tonnes last year. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Seventy filling stations supplying compressed natural gas to motorists would help significantly to cut Ireland’s carbon dioxide transports emissions, (...)

The state of respite-care services around the country is inconsistent, carer advocates say. Photograph: Thinkstock

Respite services are in a state of disarray with inconsistent supports provided to family carers around the State, advocacy groups have said. Inclus(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Newbridge College were very impressive as they recorded a nine-try haul to outclass a plucky Kilkenny College in this Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior (...)

Disability Federation of Ireland chief executive John Dolan said the values underpinning recent budgets had been largely economic and focused on cuts.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Almost 60 per cent of charities have experienced a decrease in income over the past three years, according to an umbrella group that represents over 1(...)

Carers at Leinster House to protest against the cut in the respite care grant

Full-time carers looking after family members are working an average of 110 hours a week and often feel overwhelmed by their constant responsibilities(...)