Tony Fahey

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Ireland had the highest birth rate in the EU in 2018, with 12.5 births per 1,000 residents while Italy recorded the lowest, at 7.3 per 1,000

Binge watching box sets, doing jigsaws and sharing almost every human activity possible through video apps are some of the most talked about ways of c(...)

Paddy Power’s results for 2017 showed total  online revenues for Britain and Ireland at just over €1 billion with retail revenues actually up more than 10 per cent.  Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

One of the more interesting ideas to come out of a public meeting organised by the politician Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and attended by Niall Quinn, the othe(...)

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance said some schools had provided bean bags for children to rest on so they could participate in lessons after catching up on sleep. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The housing crisis is forcing some families to choose between paying the rent and eating, a leading expert on children’s rights has warned. Tanya War(...)

“Prior to the end of the 1980s we accepted landlordism was a bad thing. It was exploitative, it drove people into poverty, it gave people very poor security, and suddenly we have gone 100%  in the other direction to say that landlordism is a good thing”

A majority of pensioners could be dependent on State supports for their housing in 30 years’ time as a majority of those now in their 30s may remain s(...)

The large-scale demolition of social housing reflected an approach to regeneration which saw replacing the physical fabric as being the answer to social problems affecting certain housing estates. Photograph: David Sleator

Travelling from Dublin city centre on the northbound Luas Green line, one of the first things you see, two minutes from the GPO, is a row of boarded-u(...)

Religious congregations are in decline, some terminally, due to their failure to attract new young people to their communities. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I was struck by the throwaway remark by Tony Fahey on how religious sisters and brothers contributed to the wealth of their congregations through(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospital in south Dublin is currently owned by the Sisters of Charity, who are to cede control to a new private charitable entity.

Controversies about the role of the Catholic Church in Irish public life in recent years have drawn attention to the wealth the church has accumulated(...)

Karen Kiernan, chief executive of One Family, which commissioned the study: “I would love an agency that deals purely with separation.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In theory it sounds simple. Two adults who are no longer in an intimate relationship park their differences to ensure the children have a continuing (...)

Research finds that there has been an increasing tendency for people to choose life partners with similar levels of education. Photograph: iStock

Concern about income inequality is an important theme in the US presidential election. It was a key driver of the Bernie Sanders campaign. Though th(...)

Simon Coveny at the launch of the Government’s housing action plan on Tuesday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said he expects new homes will be delivered in Dublin for a sale price of about €260,000 once measures announce(...)

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