Philomena Lee says Senator Averil Power’s  Bill would other women who were separated from their sons and daughters by adoption. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government will not oppose a new adoption Bill which seeks to give adoptees a right to their birth certificates, listing their original names and(...)

Philomena Lee with her daughter Jane Libberton photographed in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin earlier this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Philomena Lee, whose search for her son brought world-wide attention and an Oscar-nominated film, has thrown her support behind a new bill which provi(...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton (left) and Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Fein, at the IBEC and Women for Election post-budget debate in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Budget 2015 got a cautious welcome at a debate hosted by Ibec and the Women for Election campaign group on Thursday, but there were complaints that it(...)

Are you now, or have you ever been, in favour of retaining the traditional meaning of marriage? Well, you now know that the most likely explanation fo(...)

Emile Sande poses ahead of her performance tonight.  Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Guinness

Over 1,000 music artists are performing at 500 venues across the country this evening as part of the fifth annual Arthur’s Day celebration. Manic Stre(...)

Senator Averil Power said one of the problems for women in the past have been existing incumbents but there were now a lot of openings for the next election Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TImes

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said a “fundamental cultural shift” was needed to enable women to get involved in politics. He acknowledged that som(...)