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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin examined data relating to people aged more than 70 as care-givers, childminders and active members of society, and considered the economic impact of their potential lack of social interaction during the pandemic. Image: iStock.

A report on the economic and social value of Ireland’s older population has been published due to concerns over a rise of ageist attitudes relating to(...)

Mary Lou McDonald was the star of the campaign, and her repeated attacks on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for, as she claimed, being in power together for four years were brutally effective. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Two years after she was elected Sinn Féin president, Mary Lou McDonald has wildly exceeded the expectations of party members who chose her to succeed (...)

Sinn Féin’s Mark Ward: holds on to seat he won in byelection.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

North Clondalkin native Mark Ward has retained the seat he first won three months ago in the byelection held after Fine Gael former tánaiste Frances F(...)

People Before Profit’s Gino Kenny pictured after he was elected on Monday afternoon at Citywest Count Centre. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There were tears of relief and jubilation in Dublin Mid West as Gino Kenny (S-PBP) was elected without reaching the quota to take the fourth seat. Th(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman and constituency TD Eoin Ó Broin (above) was credited with engineering the successful campaign which saw Mark Ward elected in the recent byelection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Mid-West (four seats) Current: 2 SF, 1 FF, 1 PBP Dublin Mid-West was one of four Dáil constituencies which held byelections last November, w(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin will seek to deliver the “largest” programme of public housing building in the history of the State if it enters government after the genera(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan highlighted figures released last week by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris that gardaí are responding to 30,000 domestic abuse calls every year.  Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda protective services units to provide professional and expert assistance to victims of domestic violence will be in place in every policing divis(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Mr Murphy, according to latest estimates. Photo: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has survived a motion of no confidence by 56 votes to 53 with 35 abstentions. There will be no general election, w(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: repeated his view that the natural ‘cut off’ point for this Dáil is Easter next year.  File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has held out the prospect of a return to senior party positions for two TDs he sacked from his frontbench over the r(...)

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