Mary Murphy

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There was ‘a failure to appreciate how divisive and destabilising’ Brexit would be for Northern Ireland, said  Prof Mary Murphy, of the Department of Government and Politics at UCC. File image: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The UK’s decision to hold a referendum on Brexit with little thought to the consequences for Northern Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations follows a patt(...)

Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

No 33 The Village Gate, Dalkey, Co Dublin

A small bungalow in a development a short walk from Dalkey’s main street is likely to attract a lot of attention from downsizers: 33 The Village Gate,(...)

One of Oliver St John Gogarty’s favourite places for a summer outing was Lough Bray, Co Wicklow, in the mountains just beyond the border of Co Dublin.(...)

Sting at Dublin docklands to promote ‘The Last Ship’ musical, which opens on June 4th in the Bord Gáis Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Singer Sting has said he can trace his roots back to a workhouse, in Co Monaghan. Speaking in Dublin on Tuesday, he said he took part in a genealogy (...)

Sharon Groarke,  Bernie Kirwan and Catherine Wallace, support nurses at Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Being diagnosed with cancer can be the biggest shock of your life and coping with treatment and recovery is often a lonely journey – even if you are s(...)

Dr Mary Murphy: “Public housing policy had shifted from the provision of housing to the provision of housing benefits . .  which represented the transfer of public money to private interests.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Social housing is “demonised” and should be rebranded as “public housing” to help change the way it is perceived, a conference of academics and activi(...)

Family hubs are being rolled out as an alternative to commercial hotels and B&Bs for homeless families. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The number of homeless “family hubs” in Dublin is set to more than double, with plans to keep some open until at least 2022, an Oireachtas committee h(...)

Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said:  “I accept that purpose-built emergency accommodation for families is better than a hotel or bed-and-breakfast accommodation. However, it is not a home and cannot be presented as a solution to the homeless crisis.” File photograph: Getty Images

Some 70 per cent of homeless families have been in emergency accommodation for more than six months, Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin has clai(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the Government is committed to spending €5.35 billion, about €1 billion annually, to deliver 47,000 social homes by the end of 2021.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The majority of the 90,000 people on the housing waiting list are already living in a house or apartment, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He said th(...)

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