Tony Fahey

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At the MacGill Summer School, CSO director general Padraig Dalton said:   ‘GDP and GNP, although required internationally, no longer provide a sufficient understanding of the domestic economy.’ Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

A group of experts is being established to provide more accurate data about economic growth in Ireland, the director general of the Central Statistics(...)

A Census Enumerator distributing forms in  Dublin city centre earlier this year. The MacGill Summer School on Tuesday heard collecting data is more difficult than before with no more invites in, cups of tea or helpful tips about the potential whereabouts of the neighbours. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

“Padraig, the Ireland of Mary and Tom is gone”. So a seasoned census enumerator told Padraig Dalton, director general of the Central Statistics Offic(...)

The late Rev Prof Liam Ryan: “A peerless intellect”

The late Rev Prof Liam Ryan was remembered at a special reception in Maynooth on Friday night where a short memorial publication based on people’s rec(...)

Zapatero’s government introduced a one-stage ‘express’ divorce law. The incidence of divorce jumped from 51,000 divorces in 2004 to 127,000 in 2007, and eventually levelled off at roughly double the 2004 rate. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

During the last divorce referendum, we were told that it was imperative to introduce a right to remarry. It was claimed that here was a g(...)

A homeless Irish man begging on Westmoreland Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Deepening pessimism about ending long-term homelessness by 2016 is outlined in a high-level report to the Minister for Housing. Written on July 4th by(...)

Seamus McEntee lies prostrate before  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin during his ordination at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin  last week. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Catholic bishops are considering how to address the affects a shortage of priests is having on the abiliy of some parishes to celebrate weekday Masses(...)

A homeless person sitting in a sleeping bag at the Bank of Ireland, College Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A “high-level” team of civil servants across three Government departments will be charged with sourcing up to 2,000 units of accommodation to end long(...)

A homeless man sleeps over a warm grille on Dublin’s Baggot Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Simon Communities of Ireland are “deeply, deeply worried about the future”, saying a 24 per cent increase in numbers seeking its help is pushing i(...)

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