Minister for Transport Shane Ross said the proposed grant would cost the exchquer €70 million a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Investment in affordable, regulated and high-quality childcare options for families is urgently needed rather than cash payments to grandparents, chil(...)

Peter Kavanagh: provoked landmark legal copyright case

The late Peter Kavanagh – irascible brother of the poet Patrick – and the sixth-century holy man St Colmcille may not have much else in common. But th(...)

Dee Pauley with some photographs of her mother, Eileen Crowley, who is now staying in a nursing home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Deirdre Pauley still feels “massively” guilty about having to arrange for her mother to go into a nursing home. “It’s the hardest thing I have ever do(...)

Customers will not be permitted to withdraw large sums or transact foreign currency and coin services within these “cashless” branches.

The curtailment of branch banking services, including a switch to “cash-only” days may make it harder to pick up on the financial abuse of elderly peo(...)

Candidates who agree to advocate for the alliance’s agenda will be profiled on websites of the campaign groups

The next government needs a cabinet minister for older people to deal with problems posed by an ageing population, advocacy groups have said. Launchi(...)

Bus Éireann chief executive Martin Nolan said if the Government wanted smaller towns and villages on commercial routes to be serviced, it would have to pay a subsidy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Planned cuts to some of Bus Éireann’s rural routes have been condemned by farm groups and organisations of rural and older people. The national bus se(...)

Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell with Patsy McPhillips and other members of the Men’s Shed Monaghan at Leinster House, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Fifteen members of the Men’s Shed Monaghan visited Leinster House yesterday and highlighted the growing phenomenon in Ireland, where there are now som(...)

Brian Eno: his work focuses on the avoidance of cliche and short-circuits of understanding.

‘If you sit in Hyde Park just far enough away from the traffic so that you don’t perceive any of its specific details, you just hear the average of th(...)