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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (left), Minister for Health Simon Harris (centre) and paramedic  Tony Kelly at the opening of a primary care centre on Summerhill in Dublin 1 on Friday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has sought the advice of Attorney General Seamus Woulfe on whether it is possible to make it mandatory for children t(...)

A file photograph of a measles vaccination being administered. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of measles cases in Ireland has increased more than three-fold, according to a United Nations (UN) report that warns millions of children w(...)

The Theatre Forum delegation on their way into Leinster House on Tuesday to present research on precarious employment in performing arts. From left, theatre artists Louise Lowe, Gary Keegan, Peter Daly (Theatre Forum chair), Anna Walsh (Theatre Forum director), Liv O’Donoghue, Peter Power, Shaun Dunne and Irma McLoughlin (Theatre Forum general manager)

On stage, timing is all. Just as a group of performing artists and Theatre Forum presented their research and lived experience of poor pay and insecur(...)

Peter Power: “I am better at what I do now than I have ever been, and yet 2019 holds for me less security than any year of my life.”

Artists’ lives offer a glimpse of the reality behind Theatre Forum’s review of performers’ payscales. Liv O’Donoghue, a choreographer and dancer, has(...)

Aoife Murphy and Leo Varadkar in the Taoiseach’s office in Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An Irish teenager ‘took over’ Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s office to call for young people to be given a say in decision-making on important issues affect(...)

Séamus O’Loughlin (Ennis), winner of ITFFA individual competition on Lough Lene, receiving the Lennon Cup from president, John Deacy

The recent report from ‘Irish Business against Litter’ highlights the fact that only eight per cent of beaches, harbours and rivers were found to be ‘(...)

Sinéad Gibney and Des Bishop

What is your spirit animal? Des Do you not know yours? Sinéad No. Des Well, I always thought my spirit animal was a dolphin, but whe(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

Performances of Trophy are free but ticketed

Trophy Barnardo Square, Dame Street September 9th-11th, 3pm & 7pm Lives can change in an instant, for good or bad, pivoting on a bit of luck or j(...)

Waterford’s manager, Derek McGrath, celebrates with Philip Mahony after defeating Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

The undertow from the football waves crashing down from the weekend tends to wash away some of the attention the hurling final would have got in the p(...)

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