The report says Ireland is the only country where women are not over-represented in the minimum wage category, with a 50:50 split in terms of gender

There are fewer people on the minimum wage in Ireland at risk of poverty than in any of 14 countries surveyed for a new report by the Economic and Soc(...)

Many virtual events will be broadcast on the St Patrick’s Festival website. Photograph: iStock

Traditional St Patrick’s Day events have largely been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, there are still some virtual celebrat(...)

Israeli workers dismantle tents during a demolition operation of a Palestinian bedouin encampment in the area of Humsa, east of the village of Tubas in the north of the occupied West Bank. Photograph:  Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland, as a member of the UN Security Council, has called on Israel to halt the demolition and confiscation of Bedouin homes in the Jordan Valley. (...)

OECD  states that public spaces defined as parks, restaurants, bars, cinemas, non-essential shops and services were closed in Ireland for 120 days. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Ireland’s first lockdown was by far the longest in Europe for bars, restaurants, cinemas and non-essential shops, according to a new report. The Orga(...)

The State’s Covid-19 reproduction rate is now close to 0.5

Ireland is on course to have fewer than 100 cases a day of Covid-19 by December 1st, Prof Philip Nolan has claimed. The chairman of the National Pub(...)

The pandemic has seen “puppy inflation” with puppies going for between four and five times their pre-lockdown value in the spring and early summer.

Ireland’s largest dog charity has warned the public against the illegal purchase of puppies. The Dogs Trust “Sold a Pup” campaign is highlighting new(...)

Buffaloes from Johnny Lynch’s farm. File photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland’s first mart sale of buffaloes has attracted huge interest with more than 2,000 farmers expressing an interest in bidding on them. The eight(...)

Two-year-old dachshund Frank, surrendered to Dogs Trust by a family who bought him for €1,300 believing him to be three months old. Photograph: Fran Veale

Ireland’s largest dog charity has warned the public about paying over the odds for puppies during the lockdown. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen huge i(...)

 Prof. Siobhan Mullally, Director Irish Centre of Human Rights, NUIG speaking at The Citizens’ Assembly, session on The Family on Sunday at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has an “incredibly low” divorce rate and one of the highest birth rates in Europe, the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality has been told. (...)

 Heinkel Kabine bubble cars line up at Dublin Port waiting for export. Photograph: Dublin Port Archive

Ireland’s record in car manufacturing is patchy to put it politely. Aside from Ford which had a continued presence in Cork from 1917 until 1984 and Vo(...)

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