The Epic careleavers group. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Last week I went to interview some young men and women in anticipation of Care Day, next Friday. The interviewees are all “care leavers”, that is peop(...)

 Gordon Jeyes (left), chief executive of Tusla - the Child and Family Agency with Suzanne O’Brien, who spoke of her experience of foster care, and Aodhan O’Riordain (right), Minister for State for New Communities, in Ballymun. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

About a third of the 90 children put forward for fostering in North city Dublin in the year to date had to be housed outside the area it emerged as T(...)

Annmarie Blennerhasset from Ranelagh, Dublin, winner of the best-dressed lady prize during Ladies’ Day at the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

With a woman tottering around wearing an Eiffel Tower on her head, it could only mean Ladies’ Day at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. Sophie Sh(...)