Minister pledges to tackle religion in schools issue 'within three years'

It is unclear when parents will see changes to the rules that allow links between religion and school enrolment, despite Education Minister Richard Bruton’s plans to deal with the issue.

North’s gains must not be derailed, says Brokenshire

The UK secretary for Northern Ireland has said the gains of the past must not be derailed.

Citizens’ Assembly will take longer to discuss abortion

The Citizens’ Assembly has been given extra time to consider the issue of the eighth amendment.

Nurses give HSE deadline to end staff shortages and avoid strike

Nurses are also being told to submit statement of concern forms to management in their hospitals.

'Good start' as housing committee says 2,700 people 'have exited homelessness'

The Housing Committee is meeting today to discuss the progress of the Government's strategy for the sector.

Without the wider 'Irish family' many expatriates would become lost

In this moving reflection on the Christmas season Irish expatriate Anna Marie O'Rourke reveals how she was rescued from a period of depression while living abroad through her involvement with Gaelic games.