Valerie Cox

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Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission chief commissioner Emily Logan: “Many people now wish to continue to work for longer.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s equality watchdog has issued guidance on the use of compulsory retirement ages which it warned could be a form of discrimination. Under Iri(...)

Valerie Cox and Sean O Rourke at the launch of her book The Family Courts in 2015. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Former RTÉ reporter Valerie Cox has been “inundated” with messages from colleagues after the Workplace Relations Commission ruled she had been discrim(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said he hoped the judgment in the Valerie Cox WRC case ‘sends a signal to the many people who find themselves in similar circumstances‘.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has welcomed the judgment by the Work Relations Commission (WRC) ordering RTÉ to pay broadcaster and journalist Valerie Cox €50(...)

Ready for more or time to retire?

Newly announced rules will allow public-service employees to continue working after the traditional retirement age of 65 – if they want to. The change(...)

Joe Duffy: for all his ability to read the electorate’s intentions, the Liveline host seems oblivious to voter fatigue

The late American writer Gore Vidal once identified “the four most beautiful words in our common language: ‘I told you so.’ ” Such triumphant self-ass(...)

The child named “baby Maria” was found last Friday on the Steelstown Road near the Kildare-Dublin border. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The child and family agency Tusla has been granted an interim care order for the baby girl found abandoned in Dublin last week. The order was g(...)

Abducted: April Jones, whose parents, Coral and Mark, told Ryan Tubridy about their ordeal. Photograph: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Wire

Stalin’s adage about one death being a tragedy but a million being a statistic may be callous, but when it comes to the intimately scaled medium of(...)

“This is not, nor ever was, an issue between the settled community and Travellers” – former Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Former Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins has said that individuals need “absolute powers” to protect their property from intruders.Mr Higgins also said he st(...)

Keelin Shanley: holding the fort on ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’

Even in a year like this one, which we can imagine will have to be spread across five episodes of Reeling in the Years, things still slow down in s(...)

The Lyric Feature: History On A Plate (Lyric, Friday), a new series exploring food and recipes from Ireland’s past, which last week looked at, you guessed it, the humble spud. Presented by historian Juliana Adelman and Irish Times restaurant critic Catherine Cleary (above), and produced by Claire Cunningham, the documentary showed just how wrongheaded the old Spitting Image sketch was.

Back in the days when the Soviet Union still existed, the British satirical puppet show Spitting Image mocked conditions in the communist state with a(...)

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