Beth O’Reilly from the USI holds an electricity bill at the protest against rising prices outside the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

With prices rising and incomes having to stretch further, Mary Ryder said her neighbours in Dublin 8 had been “talking about organising a weekly dinne(...)

Kevin McPartlan, chief executive of Fuels for Ireland, said: “People were going into forecourts and abusing and sometimes even threatening the staff on our forecourts. It was absolutely outrageous.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Fuel pump staff faced abuse and threats from the public after politicians claimed they were price gouging or price fixing, an industry body has said. (...)

Ireland’s Future campaigner QUB prof Colin Harvey: ‘None seem to attract the same opprobrium as the softly-spoken QUB academic.’  Photograph: Laura Davison/Pacemaker

Ireland’s Future first came to public attention in 2017 with a series of open letters calling on then taoiseach Leo Varadkar to protect the rights of (...)

Men from the Clonmult volunteer active service unit, from the collection of Cork photographer John Hallahan

Irish society must confront commemorating the events of the Civil War with the same bravery and honesty as those who fought for Irish freedom 100 year(...)

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has criticised a European regulation governing the right to access to documents held by EU institutions as “antedilu(...)

The past two years has highlighted how we all rely on having at least one person to talk to. Photograph: Getty

Mental health professionals say many of us are still hurting badly from the Covid-19 pandemic and are changed by the experience of the past tw(...)

LouiseOReilly corr pic

Opposition parties have accused the Government of “failing to grasp” the extent of the cost of living crisis facing low and middle income households a(...)

Maria Arbuckle, whose son was removed from her for adoption when she was 18, attends  a protest over issues related to the mother and baby home redress scheme outside  Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes is “insulting”, “penny-pinching” and must be changed, survivors said during a protest outsid(...)

More than 44,000 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland in the last 14 days. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A further 3,578 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State. As of 8am on Tuesday, there 520 people in the country’s hospitals with the viru(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘The basic advice is that anybody who is symptomatic in any way in terms of respiratory illness should not go to school.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A further 3,161 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State on Monday. As of 8am on Monday, there were 498 patients in the country’s hospita(...)

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