Transgender woman Lydia Foy has effectively settled her long-running action against the State aimed at securing a birth certificate in her acquired female gender. Photograph: Frank Miller/The
Irish Times

Transgender woman Lydia Foy has effectively settled her long-running action against the State aimed at securing a birth certificate in her acquired fe(...)

Ireland physio James Allen and team doctor Dr Eanna Falvey attend Luke Marshall during a Six Nations Championship game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Concussion visited Leinster House yesterday. In many ways that in itself was a triumph. That legislators wanted to know about the newest, perhaps most(...)

Dublin gaelic footballer Michael  Darragh MacAuley (left) was among those who addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Health on the dangers of concussion today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A sharp rise in the number of young people reporting to the emergency department at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin with head injuries has been linked(...)

Kate Colleary and journalist Olivia O’Leary at the funeral of Gordon Colleary, founder of USIT, in St Joseph’s Parish Church, Glasthule, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

American Catholic mystic Thomas Merton was quoted at the funeral of Gordon Colleary (73) whose funeral Mass took place at St Joseph’s church in Dublin(...)

 Douglas Gageby, former editor of The Irish Times, with John Hume in 1992.   Photograph: Joe St Leger

Fifty years ago, The Irish Times published a strong challenge to the nationalist consensus (...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

Dr Lydia Foy: High Court ruled in her favour in 2007. Photograph: Frank Miller

In March 1993, almost 21 years ago, transgender woman Lydia Foy wrote to the registrar general asking for a new birth certificate in her female gender(...)

At the Asylum Early Advice Training Course at A&L Goodbody were, from left, Dr Ciara Smyth from the School of Law at NUI Galway, Jacqueline Kelly, managing solicitor at the Irish Refugee Council Law Centre, Eamonn Conlon, partner at A&L Goodbody, and Maeve Regan, former legal officer of the Public Interest Law Alliance but now managing solicitor of Mercy Law Resource Centre

Picture yourself arriving in a strange country, desperately seeking refuge from persecution. You are instantly faced with strange paperwork in a stran(...)

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(...)

A piper leading the funeral of Seamus Heaney through Bellaghy yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seamus Heaney was laid to rest yesterday evening in a country churchyard in south Derry under the shade of sycamore and ash trees.“May the green sods (...)