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They are grand times indeed when Ireland can beat France by seven points, extend a winning streak to nine games and still not everybody is entirely(...)

Concern over the gap between rich and poor isn’t new. But ever since French economist Thomas Piketty became compulsory reading for world leaders, t(...)

Tasc research indicates State  now the most unequal country in the EU when it comes to how the economy distributes income. Photograph: Getty Images

The gap between rich and poor is on the rise with more than a third of all income concentrated in the hands of the top 10 per cent of earners, new res(...)

The gap in physical health between rich and poor young people is higher in Ireland than in almost every other country in Europe or North America, majo(...)

Into the west: Ennis has the highest pass rates for the driving test, followed by Sligo,  Tuam, Clifden and Roscommon. Dublin has the lowest. Photograph by Frank Miller

Want to increase your chances of passing the driving test? Avoid the capital and head west. That’s if driving test pass rates over recent years are(...)

Irish journalists are among the heaviest users of social media in the world, a new study suggests. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Files /Reuters

Irish journalists are among the heaviest users of social media in the world, a new study suggests. Research by the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (...)

In recent months, centenarians interviewed by this newspaper have variously attributed their longevity to “hard work, staying positive and the pint of(...)

For many golf fans the British Open will disappear in 2017 when one of the BBC’s crown jewels moves to Sky. Is the Six Nations next to fall? In these (...)

The number of prisoners serving life sentences has increased sharply and they are spending far longer in jail than in the past, a new study has shown.(...)

The vast majority of Irish children believe they know more about the internet than their parents, yet 43 per cent still don’t know how to use the “(...)

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