A report published by the Mental Health Commission into Knockroe House found evidence of three instances of sexual contact between a man and woman in its care over a five-month period in 2014. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The HSE is to carry out a review of mental health services in Roscommon after it was found to have failed to take appropriate action on recorded insta(...)

Imogen Stuart and Edna O’Brien: ‘Two amazing women’  being honoured ‘by their peers in the most fitting way possible for artists’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Three artists were today elected to become Saoithe in Aosdána in a ceremony presided over by President Michael D Higgins. Artist Imogen Stuart and wr(...)

Marie Collins: Development a “very serious mater”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abuse survivor Marie Collins has described as “sickening” apparent attempts to block an abuse survivor’s nomination to the Pope’s child protection com(...)

Clare Daly TD told an event organised by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment: “It is the political establishment that is the key barrier to the change that is necessary and wanted on this issue.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Abortion rights is an election issue try as the Government might to avoid it, socialist TD Clare Daly has said. Ms Daly was reacting to comments made(...)

Mary Lou McDonald at a Sinn Féin meeting in Co Meath on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has said its planned motion of no confidence in relation to the Fennelly report related not just to the Taoiseach but “very serious question(...)

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness speaking to members of the Media at a Sinn Féin party Think in at Gormanstown, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 2:44

The Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused Peter Robinson of “making a show of himself” after the DUP leader said he will use procedural manoeuvres (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said: “We are very, very concerned at the way the State has responded to this political opposition to the Government’s policies.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:02

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described charges brought against 27 protesters following an anti-water charge protest in Jobstown in November as “di(...)

Sir Edward Carson’s statue seen behind a road sign at Stormont on Thursday in Belfast. A political crisis has erupted following the murder of Kevin McGuigan  last month. Photograph: Getty

The leader of Fianna Fáil has said the suspension of the institutions in Northern Ireland to allow comprehensive talks represented the “lesser of two (...)

The number of Murphys in the US was more than 300,000 at the time of the 2000 census compared to around 55,000 in Ireland.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

“Have we forgotten . . . there is a reason the number of O’Neills and Murphys in the US exceeds by far those living in Ireland?” The question posed b(...)

The audits revealed discrepancies in the number of allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse made to two orders and those reported to gardaí. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

More than 300 allegations of abuse were made against 141 priests or brothers relating to the period between 1941 and 2003, resulting in eight convicti(...)