Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ball handling skills let him down during a nailbiting showdown in a local golf club. Photograph: Alan Betson

The two Michaels have been working very hard on our behalf in China this week. With a combined age of 144, the President and the Minister for F(...)

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act (PLDP Act) was signed into law in July last year and became operative at the start of 2014. This la(...)

RTÉ’s head of television Glen Killane said  it would have been “absolutely reckless” of the station not to settle the case.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out making RTÉ directly accountable to the Dáil in the aftermath of the payment of damages to John Waters and five memb(...)

RTÉ head of television Glen Killane said RTÉ management explored every avenue before deciding on a financial settlement. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley 0:50

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out making RTÉ directly accountable to the Dáil in the aftermath of the payment of damages to John Waters and fi(...)

Breda O’Brien: “All we wanted was an apology and was offered a completely inadequate response which was a right of reply. It is not up to you to defend yourself. It is up to the organisation that defamed you.” Photograph: David Sleator

Irish Times columnist Breda O’Brien has stated that she and other members of the Iona Institute only sought libel damages after RTÉ refused to apologi(...)

Senator Ronan Mullen: read transcript from alleged recordings into the record. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Here I am, wearily writing about abortion yet again, for the simple reason so few commentators will attempt to address the egregious spin put on th(...)

On May 1st, Pat Kenny interviewed Minister for Health James Reilly on RTÉ Radio 1 about the abortion legislation currently going through the Oi(...)

Dr Rhona Mahony: the master of the National Maternity Hospital said there was “no question” of the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion allowing late terminations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is “no question” of the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion allowing late terminations, according to the maste(...)

Prof Patricia Casey: “As a psychiatrist I cannot support a proposal which involves a procedure which would cause women harm”

A reported plan for a panel of doctors to assess suicide risk during pregnancy was an “insult to women”, according to a clinical psychiatrist a(...)

Savita Halappanavar’s death triggerd pro-choice protests around the country. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Recommendations made in the Savita Halappanavar case has received a broad welcome from anti-abortion groups. Returning a verdict of medic(...)