Actor Niamh O’Rourke portrays  Countess Constance Markievicz at an Easter Rising centenary commemoration in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It’s Easter Monday, and the pinnacle of the centenary celebrations, although like a good little pedant, I’m saving marking the occasion properly until(...)

Minister of State for Equality and New Communities Aodhain O’Riordain is due to visit an asylum centre this morning. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A parish priest has said he will visit an asylum seeker centre this morning despite being asked not to attend. Monsignor John Byrne, the parish pries(...)

Legal adviser to the Pro Life CampaignCaroline Simons: ‘For the first time in our history, it is now legal to deliberately target the life of an innocent human being.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act is a “defeat of all those who uphold good medical practice,” according to the Pro Life Campaign, which wil(...)