Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shakes hands with US president Donald Trump at the Friends of Ireland luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar extended an invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland when he met the US president for the first time on Thursday in the Whit(...)

The students are demanding that proposed supplemental examination fees be scrapped; affordable rental options be introduced and that student fees not be increased. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Students who occupied a building in Trinity College Dublin have announced an end to the protest that began earlier this week over the introduction of (...)

Students at Clonkeen College protesting at the Dáil on Wednesday over the proposed sale of the school’s sports pitches to developers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Any decision on whether to dissolve Clonkeen College’s board of management will not take place until after a High Court challenge over the sale of the(...)

The team in Stormont, with Leo Varadkar and Theresa May in the centre. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Leo must have misread the memo. They were supposed to be “bilateral” talks in Stormont on Monday. But the Taoiseach, it seems, thought he was attend(...)

 James Byrne and James McMahon attend last weekend’s Irexit: Freedom to Prosper conference in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Flames of populism may have ignited the political infernos of Donald Trump and Brexit in 2016 and sparked growing Euroscepticism across Europe, but in(...)

 The Christian Brothers propose to sell 7.5 acres of fields, used by Clonkeen College in Deansgrange for sports, for a reported €18 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An ongoing dispute between the Christian Brothers and a south Dublin Catholic secondary school over the planned sale of playing fields has been referr(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett: ‘We have to keep 80 per cent of all known fossil fuels in the ground if we are to have any chance of fighting climate change.’  File Photograph: Reuters

A move to ban the issuing of fossil fuel exploration licences in Ireland features in a proposed Bill to be put before the Dáil by Solidarity-People Be(...)

Clonkeen College. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has voiced her support for the Clonkeen College board of management in its dispute with (...)

Parents, staff  and student representatives of Clonkeen College, Deansgrange, held a press conference on Wednesday to protest plans by the school patron to sell off  playing fields for development. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Parents, teachers and pupils at a Catholic secondary school in south Dublin have criticised its patron, the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST), over pla(...)

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