Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington before addressing students, including members of the NUIG Feminists Society, at the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Theatre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some 25 societies at NUI Galway (NUIG) have backed a new campaign to demand equality for their female lecturers at the university.The campaign, which (...)

 Pope Francis with Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke  in Vatican City

Conservative US Cardinal Raymond Burke has identified women as the real problem in today’s Catholic Church. In an interview with the website The New (...)

An estimated 60,000 citizens of other European countries are treated in the Irish health service each year as visitors use their European Health Insurance Card or a UK entitlement document. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland has lodged substantial claims with 23 European countries in respect of the cost of treatment of their citizens by the health service here.The (...)

The  Irish embassy in Paris. The Department of Foreign Affairs has revealed that almost 1,650 Irish required diplomatic assistance while in foreign countries last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Almost 1,650 Irish people needed diplomatic assistance while abroad last year, it has been revealed.Child abductions, accidents and arrests were among(...)

Migrants arriving at Porto Empedocle in Sicily after being rescued approx 40km off the Libyian coast by a Dutch freighter the Dinteldijk. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Governments must focus on saving lives rather than keeping foreigners out at a time when more people than ever are embarking on risky sea crossings in(...)

There is ‘not a shred of evidence’ Rory McIlroy was involved in some conspiracy  to plan his exit from his representation contract, the High Court has been told.  Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

There is “not a shred of evidence” Rory McIlroy was involved in some conspiracy with others to plan his exit from his representation contract with his(...)

Pope Francis says he intends to travel to Africa once and to Latin America three times next year. Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano/EPA

Pope Francis has said he would like to “open the doors” to the divorced and remarried, saying they must be “integrated” into Church life.“In the case (...)

Life expectancy is growing faster in Ireland than anywhere else in Europe and Irish people have the highest levels of satisfaction with their own health. Photograph: Getty

Life expectancy is growing faster in Ireland than anywhere else in Europe and Irish people have the highest levels of satisfaction with their own heal(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly. Photograph: Alan Betson

Susan O’Reilly, the former wife of Sir Anthony O’Reilly, has died in London. Ms O’Reilly, née Cameron, married the Irish businessman in 1962. The pair(...)

McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy at Old Trafford in August this year. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

A judge will deal next week with various pre-trial matters in the action by golfer Rory McIlroy over a disputed representation agreement. Mr Justice B(...)