Joseph Holden of Ballyhale Shamrocks is shadowed by Gort’s Gerard Quinn in Tullamore. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan / Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-17 Gort 1-15Ballyhale Shamrocks have lined up yet another St Patrick’s Day parade after booking their place in the All-Ireland (...)

Marian Ryan on her graduation day in October. Photograph: Peggy Ryan

“I was upset at first – from happiness. I was proud when I heard I was coming.”Such was the response of one participant in a pioneering university co(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien:  “Such standards should not and will not be tolerated in the HSE.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Health Service Executive has apologised to residents at a Co Mayo disability centre and their families over their mistreatment at the hands of sta(...)

A still image from the RTÉ Prime Time video about alleged abuses in Bungalow Three at Áras Attracta Care Home in Swinford Co Mayo. The programme will be broadcast on Tuesday. Photograph: RTÉ

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has backed the use of undercover investigations to identify possible abuse of patients in care units. He said the Ára(...)

A still image from the RTE Prime Time video about alleged abuses in Bungalow Three at Áras Attracta Care Home in Swinford Co Mayo. Photograph: RTÉ

Shocking scenes of mistreatment of residents at a Co Mayo centre for adults with intellectual disabilities feature in an undercover documentary to be (...)

Increasing Euroscepticism and anti-immigrant nationalism are two “interlinking trends”
with each feeding off the other across the community
, ormer EU commissioner and attorney general Peter Sutherland said, delivering the third annual Dr Garret FitzGerald me

Ireland must be “unambiguously committed” to further European Union integration at a time when resurgent nationalism could “fatally undermine” the ent(...)

Six of the President’s seven nominees to the Council of State have made a submission to the Convention on the Constitution asking that it consider the appropriateness of office-holders having to take religious oaths, including  former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Six of the President’s seven nominees to the Council of State have made a submission to the Convention on the Constitution asking that it consider the(...)

President Michael D Higgins and the Council of State which is meeting today to advise him on whether he should refer the new abortion Bill to the Supreme Court.

The meeting of the Council of State convened by President Michael D Higgins to discuss the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has ended after m(...)

President Higgins: seven individuals on the council are chosen by the President

Final preparations were under way at Áras an Uachtaráin last night for the first meeting of the Council of State since President Michael D Higgins (...)

Minister of State with responsibility for disability Kathleen Lynch said the Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Bill was at an advanced stage and was likely to go the Cabinet within weeks. Photograph: Alan Betson

New legislation to be published shortly will replace a 140-year-old law which categorises people with intellectual disabilities or mental healt(...)