Senator David Norris: “It is a very serious charge and was leaked, I presume, by the Garda . . . it is very shocking stuff’’

Senators have strongly condemned the publication of a newspaper article on a Garda investigation into alleged abuse by a former minister. Independent(...)

“I assumed that the raging energies of curiosity and sensation would be kept in check here. What’s happened to Pat Carey over the last week shows that I was wrong.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

In August 2014, BBC television broadcast live footage of a raid by South Yorkshire police on the home of a 73-year old man in Berkshire. The home belo(...)

 Cliff Richard who has been re-interviewed by South Yorkshire Police after meeting with officers voluntarily, a spokesman for the star said. File Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Singer Cliff Richard, one of Britain’s best-known entertainers, has been questioned again by police investigating allegations of historical sex crime(...)

Van Morrison performs live on Cyprus Avenue, Belfast, on his 70th birthday, August 31st, 2015. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/

Moments before Van Morrison came on stage at Cyprus Avenue, East Belfast, for the first of his much-anticipated 70th birthday concerts, the rain began(...)

Sir Cliff Richard speaks at the funeral of Cilla Black. Photograph: Ray Tang/REX Shutterstock/PA Wire

Sir Tom Jones, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Cliff Richard were among hordes of celebrities who descended on the Liverpool suburb of Woolton to say a te(...)

Cliff Richard said the claims against him were “absurd and untrue” and he had “never, in my life, assaulted anyone”. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA

The police investigation into veteran singer Sir Cliff Richard has “increased significantly in size” and involves “more than one allegation”, South Yo(...)

 British singer Cliff Richard performing on stage in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The BBC and police have faced questions today about the reporting of a raid on his home in connection with an alleged historic sexual offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA.

The chief constable of an English police force has apologised to pop star Sir Cliff Richard if the force was “insensitive” about the search of his hom(...)

Cliff Richard said the allegations against him were ‘completely false’ and that he had voluntarily spoken to police and answered all questions put to him. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Singer Cliff Richard has been interviewed under caution by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy.The(...)

Michael Parkinson: “I think the Cliff Richard case only highlights the feeling there is some kind of witch hunt going on.” Photograph: Brian J Ritchie/Rex Features

Former BBC journalist Sir Michael Parkinson has described the corporation’s handling of the police investigation into singer Sir Cliff Richard as an “(...)

Cliff Richard performs on stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Police searched a property belonging to Sir Cliff on Thursday in relation to an alleged historical sex offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA

Singer Cliff Richard has rejected charges that he sexually abused a boy backstage at an evangelical Christian concert hosted by Rev Billy Graham in th(...)