How having children puts many off changing career
More than three-quarters of working parents said their family responsibilities have dissuaded them from changing careers.
More than three-quarters of working parents said their family responsibilities have dissuaded them from changing careers.
This year's crop of Christmas trees is fuller than normal thanks to our long, hot summer.
From the oldest surviving copy of the four gospels to 'Korans' from Islam's greatest calligraphers, the treasures of the Chester Beatty Library are now just the click of a mouse away.
Forensic scientists are working to identify the remains of 18 people who have died in recent years.
Forensic scientists are working to identify the remains of 18 people, a ceremony marking National Missing Person's Day has heard.
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is teaming up with one of the leading universities in China to lead cutting-edge research into artificial intelligence, information communications technology and medical apps.
Almost a quarter of Irish homes have experienced weather damage in the past two years.
Ireland's last attempt at e-voting was a costly disaster, but a new survey claims more than half of the Irish electorate want to give it another go.
Inspectors found serious problems at several food businesses last month, which included flies in dough, a rat crawling out of a drain and a person sleeping in a kitchen.
There was raw emotion in the voice of Emma Mhic Mhathúna as she revealed that her cancer was terminal.
The number of British nationals applying to become Irish citizens has grown massively in the wake of the Brexit referendum.
The wife of actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was questioned by US police after he allegedly used an e-cigarette on a flight, thanked supporters for their "compassion on this ongoing battle with...
Commuters have been urged to take a stand against racism on public transport by lending their faces to a new campaign.
A children's charity is celebrating after being selected to appear in a special Dublin edition of the world-famous 'Monopoly' board game.
Song, dance, art and fun in the sun - thousands of children around the country let their creative juices flow for Cruinniú na nÓg.
Frost, ice and possibly snow - it's beginning to look a lot like winter.
Almost three-quarters of people believe national crime levels are serious - but most think their local area is safe from criminals.
"Before we knew it, all hell broke loose."
The names of all 48 young victims of the Stardust tragedy were read out as campaigners called for a new inquest into their deaths.
She was by turns an artist and an aristocrat, a prisoner and a parliamentarian, a suffragette and a soldier.
They have travelled to far-flung locations, met Prince Harry and Meghan, and set up their own business - all while juggling maths homework and hanging out with their friends.
A transmitter disguised in a Jacob's biscuit tin so it could be quickly hidden in the event of a raid is one of the many items from the Irish Pirate Radio Archive, which has been donated to DCU.
These shocking images show the cruelty that was inflicted upon two dogs with one shot between the eyes and the other hit over the head with a hammer.
A sinkhole that appeared in a GAA pitch was caused by the collapse of pillars in an underground mine.
Newer contraceptive pills have been linked to a reduction in ovarian cancer in young women, according to a new study.
Dublin Airport is to trial a new, honesty-based food and drinks take-away fridge, testing the virtue of passengers.
Ireland sweltered on the hottest day of the year as fire crews battled gorse fires – just don’t call it a heatwave.
A young woman who is visually impaired has told an Oireachtas Committee she had to pay for more than 30 visits to her GP last year after she lost her medical card once she got a job.
Donegal could end up with one of the highest abortion rates in the country despite voting against the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.
Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has slammed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's description of the Repeal movement as a "quiet revolution".
Today is shaping up to be the hottest day of the year so far on the back of highs of 24C yesterday.
The father of a four-year-old girl with Down syndrome has asked people to remember her when they vote tomorrow.
A Dublin man who swapped the world of finance for 44 acres of gardens in Co Kerry has won one of the highest honours at the Chelsea Flower Show, a Silver Gilt Medal, on his first time entering the prestigious event.
Cancer victim Emma Mhic Mhathuna has reacted angrily to a proposal that she would meet the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and help "choreograph" the CervicalCheck scandal "in the Government's favour".
A MOTHER of five who was given incorrect smear tests results and went on to develop cancer has now been told she has cancer again, and it is terminal.
He was tiny but tough, a warrior who battled against the odds and touched many people around the country through the camera lens.
The family of Liverpool fan Sean Cox are "overwhelmed and humbled" by the support shown to him after he was attacked before the recent Champions League match against Roma.
HUNDREDS of mourners gathered in a Dublin church this morning to say farewell to Michael Stokes, the “tiny but tough” teenager who touched the heart of the nation.
Construction bosses have appealed to thousands of builders who emigrated during the recession to return home, saying at least 112,000 more workers are needed.
More than 35,000 people are expected to flock to the Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in Co Meath next month, where the best riders and horses from Ireland and abroad will be put through their paces.
AS many as 1,500 more women are at risk of being dragged into the continually escalating cervical cancer scandal.
Coeliacs have been urged to get their children and other family members screened for the disease as there is a one-in-10 chance they have it.
Sharon McGeough had a "phobia of smear tests" all her life. Every time she got a letter from CervicalCheck, she stuffed it in a drawer and forgot about it.
RACHEL Fleming was just 25 years old when she went for her first smear test and discovered she had stage one cervical cancer.
A state grant to help the elderly make changes to their homes is being abused, with people "on the verge of passing away or going into a nursing home" receiving it, a senator has claimed.
Irish children are spending 21 hours a week using tech devices compared to a meagre four hours on after-school activities such as sport.
The father of a woman shot by garda killer Adrian Crevan Mackin has said he was a “monster” and he wants to know why he was out on bail at the time of the murder.
THE fatal shot that killed Garda Tony Golden was fired into his back.
The RTÉ Philharmonic Choir has pulled off a world first - by singing the European anthem 'Ode to Joy' from the inner chamber of Newgrange.
Separating from a perpetrator of domestic violence does not always mean safety for the victim as almost a third of women who contacted Women's Aid last year said they were being abused by an ex.
A pregnant nurse who was told she was just hours from death with sepsis has said the Eighth Amendment does not prevent Irish women from getting life-saving treatment.
A host of international writers who are not yet well-known on these shores are to take part in this year's Cork World Book Festival.
Spring has barely sprung but legions of TidyTowns volunteers are already busy planting, painting and beautifying their communities.
A survey of childcare providers has found that the number of places for babies and toddlers is falling, despite increasing demand.
The homecoming for Ireland's rugby heroes was the biggest event to fall victim to the wintry weather.
More than 100 primary school pupils battled it out with their self-designed sumo wrestling robots in Limerick at the weekend.
Omega-3 fish oils have little effect on children's reading skills or memory, according to a new study.
As a nation we can be delicate snowflakes when it comes to the white stuff, however that has all changed this week.
Teammates of Aodhán Ó Conchúir formed a poignant guard of honour at the funeral of the young Gaelic footballer in Dingle, Co Kerry.
It was all very different in 1912. Due to the modern preoccupation with health and safety, the crowds gathered outside Dublin Castle's Ship Street entrance yesterday were asked to move back a safe distance.
"Hello, my name is Conor O'Dowd. I am 23. I love my life."
An Irish businessman whose company runs an online fundraising platform for charities around the world has “gone to ground” with €3.8m owed to client charities.
Health Minister Simon Harris said he believes it is "somewhat offensive" to suggest that Irish women would choose to terminate a pregnancy due to a diagnosis of a disability.
Lego enthusiasts young and old let their imaginations run wild at Brickx Fest 2018 at the weekend.
Elite Irish dancers are at substantial risk of suffering pain and injury – more than other types of dancers.
Increasing the supply of property will not bring down house prices - but will instead lead to developers chasing yet bigger profits, an expert has warned.
The "harder" the Border with the North, the greater the pay-offs for organised crime, leading security experts have warned.
London police have confirmed they are not treating the death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious.
Police in London investigating the death of Dolores O’Riordan have confirmed this morning that they are not treating it as suspicious.
Ryanair expects more than half of passengers to pay an extra €5 to bring their bag into the cabin.
Tayto Park has revealed that 30 animals died at its zoo in one year after it had initially asked a Government department not to release the figures.
It is time for Ireland's Everyday Hero to step into the limelight and be honoured as part of the People of the Year Awards.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has had a complaint against the Irish Independent rejected by the Press Ombudsman.
The Press Ombudsman has rejected a complaint made by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams against the Irish Independent.
The aunt of missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick marked the 10th anniversary of her disappearance by calling for someone "with a heart" to come forward with information about what happened to her.
Brexit has led to a surge in Irish passport applications, with around a fifth of all applications last year made by Irish citizens living in Northern Ireland and Britain.
Family and friends of missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick marked the tenth anniversary of her disappearance by releasing doves outside Dublin’s Mansion House this afternoon.
RYANAIR pilots last night dramatically called off their planned pre-Christmas strike after airline management agreed to recognise trade union Impact as their representatives.
A leading dog rehoming charity has suspended adoptions until early January, saying Christmas is the worst time of the year to introduce a puppy to a new home.
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has dealt a blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of a bespoke trade deal with Brussels.
Two greyhound owners have been fined after traces of a cocaine metabolite were found in the systems of two of their dogs.
The number of patients waiting on hospital trolleys has continued at record levels for the first 11 months of the year.
It is a picture that would make an arachnophobe shudder.
A grief-stricken father has told how he and his wife only had their newborn baby daughter for 42 hours and 27 minutes before she died when her heart was pierced as she underwent a hospital procedure.
A coroner has returned a verdict of medical misadventure in the death of a newborn baby who died after her heart was pierced as she underwent a procedure in the Coombe Hospital.
Modern society is in the midst of a "crisis of truth" with 'fake news' rampant on social media and going unquestioned, a conference was told.
Commuters are facing further misery with striking train drivers warning that longer periods of strike action will be introduced in the run-up to Christmas.
It was a morning of misery for commuters as the Irish Rail strike led to gridlock on streets and packed buses.
The Housing Agency is seeking expressions of interest in the Government's mortgage to rent scheme.
Love was in the air last night as Culture Minister Heather Humphreys officially opened the National Gallery's new exhibition featuring one of its most romantic paintings.
More than 16,000 members of Generation Z are expected to attend the second annual Zeminar event in Dublin's RDS this week.
Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle has called for 'Sunday Times' writer David Walsh to be sacked for saying he could not "abandon" disgraced ex-colleague Tom Humphries, his friend of 30 years.
House prices are expected to increase by at least 10pc next year as economists warn Ireland’s housing crisis won’t be solved any time soon.
Autumnal sunshine and showers are on the weather horizon for the week ahead.
The rain came down in sheets - Biblical, incessant rain, not of the 'soft' variety - and the leaden clouds hanging low over the Shannon just promised more of the same.
A government minister has defended Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after he was labelled a "tosser" by an American band for declining to pose for a photograph in front of a 'repeal' flag.
Children's charity Barnardos has called on the Government to spend €54m each year for the next five years to clear waiting lists and ensure children have access to vital health assessments and treatments.
Family and colleagues came together to remember two fallen firefighters 10 years on from the tragedy that claimed their lives.
Fire fighters from around the country gathered in Bray this morning to remember their fallen colleagues, Brian Murray and Mark O'Shaughnessy, who lost their lives battling a blaze 10 years ago today.
A Dublin salon chain has said providing customers with complimentary alcoholic drinks is now something that has come to be expected.
Birdhill in Co Tipperary has scooped the Supervalu Tidy Towns title for 2017.
Poet President Michael D Higgins was in his element as he celebrated 40 years of promoting the craft in Ireland.
A former boutique owner has topped the latest Revenue tax defaulter list, owing more than €3m.
“Are we there yet?” For an Argentine family nearing the end of a 17-year round the world odyssey, the answer is finally “yes”.
It is a race for only the most hardy of swimmers and one mother and daughter team proved they are made of stern stuff.
At least four Irish children are among the victims of a US paedophile who groomed and abused hundreds of children online, it has been revealed.
The country has recorded its best-ever performance in tackling litter, however a growth in dumping is now a source of concern.
Parents are spending almost €1,000 a year to send a child to primary school and €1,500 to send one to secondary school, according to a new survey.
Parents are spending almost €1,000 a year to send a child to primary school and €1,500 on putting their child through secondary school.
The Department of Communications has been rapped by the Irish language commissioner for translating names and addresses from Irish into English during the roll-out of the controversial Eircodes.
Thousands of land lubbers found their sea legs yesterday at the Dublin Port Riverfest.
The crew of the LÉ Róisín has rescued 125 migrants in its first operation since being deployed to the Mediterranean.
The long-running Luas dispute hit a new low after the company put all workers on protective notice while their union has raised the prospect of a complete shutdown of the tram system in five weeks.
UFC champion Conor McGregor has paid tribute to Joao Carvalho, describing him as "a hell of a fighter".
Luas drivers are to meet in the coming days to ballot for an all-out strike that could bring the tram network to a complete halt.