C&C remained broadly flat yesterday, dipping by just 0.14 per cent, although volumes were relatively heavy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq dipped for a second day along with many exchanges globally, as a shutdown of the US government continued and a gauge of service-industry acti(...)

 Prof Jim Dornan: ‘Women’s rights in all parts of the world are very poorly addressed. What if it was the sexual and reproductive rights of men? Who would be making the decisions then?’

Like most people, Prof Jim Dornan was shocked, saddened and distressed to hear about the death of Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital last year. (...)

“In The Fall our fabulous female detective (Gillian Anderson) explains that the killer has washed the body of the dead woman, and even washed and dried her bed linen, before arranging her in a photogenic pose on her own bed.” Photograph: Steffan Hill

Television females lead strange lives. And not just because they wake up with all their make-up on, always have clean hair and can wear boned b(...)

Reshma Begum, 19, rescued from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building 17 days after the building collapsed, speaks during a media conference as salvage workers neared  the end of their search for victims of the collapse of a factory building. Photograph: Khurshed Rinku/Reuters

Three weeks after a building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers, the retailing giant H&M - the largest purchaser o(...)

An activist protests against working conditions at production sites used by the H&M clothing chain in Bangladesh in Berlin last summer. Photograph: Getty Images

It is not hard to find cheap clothes but, last month, the death of more than 1000 workers in a Bangladesh factory collapse highlighted the true pri(...)