ISPCC director of services Caroline O’Sullivan said the numbers show that the time is right to implement a complete ban. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new study has revealed the number of Irish parents slapping their children has increased while 57 per cent of adults would support making physical (...)

Protesters outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday seeking to show solidarity with Russia’s LGBTQ community. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gay rights activists braved the harsh weather to protest outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday, ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics in(...)

A car travels through flood water in Cork city last night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire Press Association.

Nearly every river in the country is already near capacity and there will continue to be a threat of flooding for the next seven to 10 days, a nationa(...)

Shauna Ahearne (21) and Debbie Ahearne (26) have been waiting since Monday, February 3rd at 7pm ahead of the sale of Garth Brooks tickets on Thursday morning.

Forget Limerick – Tipperary is leading the way for the most dedicated Garth Brooks fans as a committed duo have been queuing on the street in the f(...)

Dún Laoghaire. Local businesses remain divided last night ahead of the counting of votes on a new Business Improvement District (BID) proposal to revitalise the main street.

Dún Laoghaire businesses remain divided last night ahead of the counting of votes on a new Business Improvement District (BID) proposal to revitalise (...)

Professor Richard Greene, director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre at University College Cork, said there had been an ‘an unnecessary delay’ in implementing recommendations made in a 2008 report following the death of ‘baby Nathan’ at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. Photograph: Tomas Tyner/University College Cork

Parents of babies who died during or shortly after birth in the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise should be told the truth by the Health Service E(...)

Different styles of dress at An Comhbhail World Irish Dancing Championships  in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

While make-up and false eye lashes are to be banned for Irish dancers under 10, fake tan and wigs are here to stay. The Irish Dancing Commissio(...)

Most passports are lost at weekends by young people using the document as an over-18s identification. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The director of the Passport Office has called for Irish people to have more “regard” for their passports as he reveals about 120 are lost every day.J(...)

External applicants were unable to apply on examinations.ie to sit the Leaving Cert, but the problem has been rectified.

External Leaving Certificate candidates can now apply online again as a technical glitch on the website concerned has been corrected.A spokesman for t(...)

 Rose Robinson Griffith, five months,   with her mother Moninne Griffith, former director of Marriage Equality, with Senator Katherine Zappone, left and Brian Sheehan of GLEN at the  LGBT Parenting in Ireland conference at KIldare Street today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter has said his proposals for family law reforms will shortly be considered by Cabinet, meaning non-biolog(...)

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