Taoiseach Enda Kenny met Mairia Cahill  at Government Buildings last week to discuss  allegations that she was interrogated by the IRA over her alleged rape. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The four people who allegedly conducted the IRA investigation into the rape of Mairia Cahill have declined the offer of a meeting with Taoiseach Enda (...)

 Maíria Cahill  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny  outside Government Buildings after their meeting last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has said the onus is on Sinn Féin to arrange the meeting it requested between the Taoiseach and the four people named as having carr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Maíria Cahill after their meeting at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke 6:55

After a day of high drama in the Dáil over the claims by Belfast woman Maíria Cahill, a solicitor representing four people allegedly involved in a “k(...)

Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill speaks to the media after leaving Government Buildings in Dublin, following a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. Photograp: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A solicitor representing four people who were acquitted of charges relating to the alleged IRA questioning of Maíria Cahill has complained that they h(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (centre) and Melissa Reid, who are awaiting trial on suspicion of smuggling cocaine out of the country. Photograph: Reuters

A proposed new law currently before the Peruvian congress could have positive implications for an Irish woman if she is convicted of trying to smuggle(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid (unseen) speak to a translator who explains a judge’s question at a court at the Justice Court of Callaothis evening. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Two women arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine worth € 1.7 million from Peru have been refused bail and could spend up to three years in(...)

Lawyer Peter Madden, who is representing twenty-year-old Michaella McCollum Connolly, talks to the media outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru, in Lima. Photograph: Reuters

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden is due to discuss the case against Irish drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly with police in Peru today. In (...)

 Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid,  who were arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking.  Photograph: Sky News/PA Wire

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden has expressed concern that drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly could be held for months or years in Peru be(...)

Anti-narcotics police stand guard outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru in Lima, where Michaella McCollum Connolly and  Melissa Reid are being detained. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Cocaine smuggling suspects Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid have been interrogated by police in the anti-drugs unit in Lima.The women were(...)

Policemen stand guard outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru in Lima, where Belfast resident Michaella McCollum Connolly and British citizen Melissa Reid are detained. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters.

The father of one of two women held on suspicion of drug smuggling in Peru has vowed to bring his daughter home.William Reid flew to the capital Lima (...)