Sean Lyons

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Several operators in the direct provision sector have unlimited status and are not required to file annual accounts at the Companies Office. File photograph: Getty

One of the largest providers in the direct provision sector has more than doubled its profits to €1.98 million. Roscommon-based Bridgestock (...)

Respondents whose residences had the highest levels of noise exposure achieved lower scores on the ‘animal naming test’. Photograph: iStock

Researchers from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) have found “some evidence” that road traffic noise exposure has a negative impact e(...)

The coffin of Paddy Prendergast leaves St John’s church in Tralee, Co Kerry, on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Paddy Prendergast, who had been the last man standing from the Mayo team that won the 1951 All-Ireland football final, lived “a life well worth celebr(...)

 Members of the public relaxing in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As pressure comes on urban areas for ever-dwindling green spaces, planners need to consider the quality of these areas, not just their size, when maki(...)

The authors noted that the costs of longer journeys will fall partly on individuals but also on government budgets, as many countries or cities subsidise particular transport modes.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Commuting longer distances to access cheaper rents can harm wellbeing and mental health, the Economic and Social Research Institute has cautioned in a(...)

There is evidence that girls who receive mobile phones earlier fare less well in terms of their behavioural adjustment and their academic self-concept. Photograph: iStock.

Girls who receive mobile phones earlier fare “less well” in terms of their behavioural adjustment and their academic self-concept, according to resear(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

Residents on Achill Island, Co Mayo have insisted they are not opposed to having asylum seekers living in their community but are opposed to lack of c(...)

News of plans to use the Achill Head Hotel as a direct provision centre emerged on Wednesday of last week and a heated public meeting took place on the island that night.

A plan to house asylum seekers at a hotel on Achill Island has been postponed due to ongoing protests at the hotel. Some 13 female asylum seekers wer(...)

Former minister Nora Owen, HCCI chief executive Joseph Musgrave,  Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell and Redmond O’Hanlon at the Home and Community Care Ireland Conference. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

With waiting list figures for homecare spiralling in 2019, demand and cost projections show how much worse things could get if not quickly and decisiv(...)

The owner of the  former Connemara Gateway Hotel had applied to covert the building into a   direct provision centre Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The developer of a hotel in Oughterard which was earmarked to open as a direct provision centre says he has withdrawn his tender and will not be proce(...)

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