The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) calls for the government to show that bereavement, palliative care, end-of life issues are priority areas for policy development and investment. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

The Government has been urged to develop a national strategy on palliative care, end-of-life issues and bereavement to include both health and non-hea(...)

Kate Madden of  Loreto College on St Stephen’s Green, explains her project Will Eating a Mars Bar Increase the Average Speed of a Galloping Pony?  to President Michael D Higgins back in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young entrepreneurs made a big impression on the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall when they met in Áras An Uachtaráin on Wednesday. Sister(...)

Today, a huge Fine Gael wedding is taking place in Dublin 4. Former senator and Fine Gael blueblood Eugene Regan, appointed by the Government in 2015 to the European Court of Justice, is marrying his Danish partner, Janne Storgaard. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Blueshirt weddings are brilliant. The disastrous 2010 heave against Enda Kenny was hatched at a Fine Gael wedding in Killiney. The following year(...)

Enda Kenny at the  All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit: sources close to him believe he will stand down. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney left the Dáil chamber for a private meeting on Wednesday night as a debate on the Government’s confidence motion contin(...)

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

JANUARY On New Year’s Day, as temperatures across the country plunge, a select group of financiers and property developers gather at the Central Ban(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny singing with Catherine Martin of the Green Party at the switching on of Christmas tree lights in Leinster House. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“They’re getting great mileage out of those balls,” remarked a Leinster House staffer as the main players gathered for their big moment. Seven men in(...)

Minster for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan and the Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon, at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Scotland will unequivocally support an open border for Ireland in the wake of Brexit, its first minister Nicola Sturgeon has told the Seanad. Ms Stur(...)

The victorious Dublin team following the All-Ireland senior football championship final replay in  Croke Park, Dublin. Fine Gael Seanad members have accused the GAA of discriminating against Senators. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Fine Gael Seanad members have accused the GAA of discriminating against Senators by failing to give them the chance to purchase All-Ireland football f(...)

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane has defended the idea of free third-level education in the Seanad. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The proposed introduction of a third-level student loan scheme has been criticised by Independent Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell. “The idea of asking(...)

Paul Kelly, founder of Console. The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement has launched a criminal investigation into the suicide prevention charity. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement has launched a criminal investigation into the suicide prevention charity Console. The office has(...)

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