At a disadvantage: while middle-class girls thrive, working-class boys struggle. Photograph: Moment/Getty

No Child 2020 is an initiative by The Irish Times providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems facing c(...)

Helen Steele, artist and fashion designer, at home in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Artist, designer and printmaker Helen Steele is usually photographed in paint-spattered dungarees, brush in hand in her busy studio where she develops(...)

Declan Davitt (26) and Martin Needham (27) drowned after the Ford Ranger Mr Davitt was driving was swept away after they attempted to cross the Carrowniskey river

A jury at inquests into the deaths of two friends who died when they tried to drive through a swollen river last Christmas has returned verdicts of ac(...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the final equalising point in an incident-packed semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 [After extra time] Clare had lamented for the past five years their inability get back to Croke Park and Saturday’s extra(...)

Wexford’s Aidan Nolan tackles Clare’s Tony Kelly during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Páirc Uí Chaomih. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare 0-27 Wexford 1-17 The general trend of their respective seasons was maintained by Clare and Wexford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday. The first (...)

Patrick  O’Connor who was fatally stabbed in Limerick over the weekend. Photograph: Press 22

Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with the fatal stabbing of Patrick ‘Pa’ O’Connor at a pub in Limerick. The suspect, aged in his 40s, was arr(...)

Patrick O’Connor’s goal helped inspire Sligo’s come back against Derry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sligo 3-11 Derry 2-12 Second half goals from Kevin McDonnell and Patrick O’Connor in a four-minute spell set up Sligo for survival as they sent Derry(...)

Sgt Gabriel McLoughlin, a Garda PSV Inspector, replying to the Coroner for Mayo, Patrick O’Connor, said there is no requirement at the moment for roll bars to be fitted on quad units, but agreed there should be. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A coroner has called for roll bars to be made mandatory on quad bikes which, he says, are being increasingly used not just on farms but also in indust(...)

His neighbour first came across Patrick Lavin’s empty car on the side of the road, “parked awkwardly”, engine running, with the driver’s door open. Photograph: iStock

A 61-year-old Co Mayo farmer drowned after falling on his back into a river while attempting to push his car, which had become stuck in the roadside g(...)

A woman was killed while trying to pull her dog from the path of an oncoming train in Co Mayo, an inquest has heard.

A woman was killed while trying to pull her dog from the path of an oncoming train in Co Mayo, an inquest has heard. Bridget McHale (70), of Knocksh(...)

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