Minister of State Pat Breen said an ageing population requires supportive actions in order to enable people “to make an active contribution to society and working life”. Photograph: iStock

The Government needs to ensure there is access for everyone to “life-long learning and upskilling” in order to meet the challenges of digitalisation, (...)

 Christopher Byrne (79)  from Suncroft, Co Kildare, died  when the ambulance in which he was a patient was engulfed by fire outside the emergency department of Naas General Hospital on September 22nd, 2016.

A coroner may not be able to conduct “a meaningful and full” inquest into the death of a patient in an ambulance that went on fire three years ago bec(...)