Information about rent supplement has been mapped by electoral division for the first time. Photograph: Frank Miller

Almost €15 million is spent on rent supplement each month in Dublin, with almost €1 million going to just one electoral area.About €922,279.93 was pa(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly and Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Ellen O’Malley Dunlop at the launch of the DRCC’s 2013 annual report. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Increasing levels of violence are accompanying rape, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said, and “particularly concerning” was the way social media i(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly. File photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Minister for Children James Reilly has said the Government is “reflecting” on whether abortion legislation needs to be amended less than a year after (...)

Beck on the main stage at Electric Picnic last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan 1:00

As Electric Picnic drew to a close, details of next year’s festival were already emerging. Tickets go on sale at noon today and organisers Festival Re(...)

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The woman at the centre of a controversial case involving rape, suicidality and a termination of pregnancy has had a traumatic first five months in(...)

People attend the  Pro-Life Campaign vigil outside Dail Eireann this evening. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A four-person team has been appointed by the HSE to report on the care given to the young woman who says she was raped, denied an abortion and late(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien ordered the inquiry  “to establish the full facts surrounding the matter”. Photograph: David Sleator

The terms of reference for the inquiry into the care given to the young woman who says she was raped and refused an abortion but later had her pregna(...)

Alison Begas, chief executive officer at the Dublin Well Woman Centre: says  there is a “lot of uncertainty” as to how the Department of Health expects crisis pregnancy counsellors to refer suicidal women

Clear protocols must be issued urgently to crisis pregnancy counsellors on how they should deal with suicidal pregnant women under new legislation (...)

Concerns for the psychological welfare of the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy were brought to the HSE at the end of May.

Concerns for the psychological welfare of the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy were brought to the HSE at the end of May, (...)

“It was very difficult for me. I cried. I said I am not capable of going through with this. I said I could die because of this... They said to me abortion was not legal here, but people like me are sent to England for abortions . . .” Photograph: Getty  3:38

The young woman who says she was raped, refused an abortion and later had her pregnancy delivered by Caesarean section says she was initially told she(...)