For the past six months, since pillars collapsed at a mine and caused subsidence and created sinkholes, the people of Drumgossatt have had to use a narrow, one-way boreen to go to work, to school, and to shops. They are not convinced their main access road will reopen anytime soon, says.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2019
In 2004, Ireland went further than any other country and banned smoking in the workplace. Publicans led the outrage, but ultimately it was seen as a success. Now, however, there are more challenges — and Ireland is lagging, reports
Fri, 29 Mar, 2019
Over the past 20 years there have been repeated examples of major capital project overruns. But has anything been learned from both these and the current National Children’s Hospital fiasco to warrant confidence that they can be prevented in future?, asks
Mon, 11 Feb, 2019
Michael and Rose Murray had the dream home in mind, to be built where Michael had grown up. A house double their initial plans was constructed and the family have been living there for over a decade. The only problem is planning permission was never granted, writes
Mon, 04 Jun, 2018
More than a decade after war ended in northern Uganda, the legacy of the conflict lingers on in poverty, suspicion, and land disputes.travelled with Trócaire to see how the charity is helping to rebuild trust and hope.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018
It is all too easy to conflate one of the great social crimes of our age — having the temerity to be judgemental — with one of the great human tragedies of the age— mass immigration — and criticise the vote taken last week by a Clare community.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2018
Thousands of elderly and vulnerable people in nursing homes and other residential facilities are being detained without legal authority and will have to have their cases reviewed by the courts or specialist tribunals, writes.
Mon, 08 Jan, 2018
Mon, 08 Jan, 2018