Irish Centre for Social Gerontology  at NUI Galway findings suggest raising the State pension age is beneficial for the healthy with rewarding jobs, but “punitive” for those in ill-health or in physically demanding jobs.

Working past age 66 should be a choice and those who choose not to should be entitled to a full State pension, an expert working group has said. The(...)

About 300 older people protested outside Leinster House on Thursday over the effects of changes to how pension contributions were calculated in 2012. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire.

About 300 people protested outside Leinster House on Thursday as the Cabinet considered proposals aimed at addressing aspects of the State pension sch(...)

Joan McLoughlin from Naas, Co Kildare, worked in the then Department of Local Government (now Housing) from 1964 until 1972. She left due to the marriage bar and is “fuming” over her pension entitlement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tax breaks to “wealthy individuals” who take out private pensions should be “reviewed” as one measure to address inequalities in the State pension int(...)

Party leaders Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have agreed to resume talks over the weekend in an attempt to resolve the political impasse.

As efforts to resolve the political impasse continues a poll released on Saturday evening showed Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to be practically neck and (...)

A premature baby lies in an incubator in the child care unit of a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The survival rate of premature babies born at 23 weeks is expected to continue rising in the coming years thanks to new medical practices and research(...)

 Orla O Connor , director National Women’s Council (left), Ellen O Malley Dunlop, chairperson, Alison Cowzer and Sonya Lennon Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ireland’s reproductive health services should be private and confidential and must recognise the diverse and complex healthcare needs of women and gir(...)

Past and present female members of the Oireachtas gather for a photocall at Leinster House, to mark the occasion of the first working meeting of the Oireachtas Women’s Caucus in November 2017. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“Hold it,” shouted the photographer as a gaggle of his species tried to get the women on the plinth to stand still, smile and all look in the same dir(...)

Michael Colgan: “I already knew I was not politically correct”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The former artistic director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan has responded to allegations of abuse of power and inappropriate behaviour and apologi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it was a matter for the Gate Theatre to put in place procedures to investigate the allegations properly. Photograph: Collins

Allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre should be investigated “in the first instance” by the theatre itself, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has (...)

Former director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan who is facing allegations of harassment and bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called for an independent investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan during his(...)

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