‘People are busy and they don’t notice as much. We aren’t as connected.’ Photograph: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

Cases of older people dying in their homes and not being found for long periods are likely to become more common in the years ahead as the State’s eld(...)

Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A number of Extinction Rebellion protestors who blocked the gates of Leinster House on Tuesday evening were removed by gardaí but no arrests were made(...)

Waterford’s Shane Fives and Shane O’Donnell of Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 1-20 Waterford 0-22 For ages, this game loped along in perfect indolence, like it was any other hurling match in any other competition. John Co(...)

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(...)

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