“It was very difficult for me. I cried. I said I am not capable of going through with this. I said I could die because of this... They said to me abortion was not legal here, but people like me are sent to England for abortions . . .” Photograph: Getty  3:38

The young woman who says she was raped, refused an abortion and later had her pregnancy delivered by Caesarean section says she was initially told she(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)

Rehab has initiated legal action against the State and An Post for damages arising from the National Lottery’s dominant market position.The charity g(...)

Telling the story: an Iraqi Kurdish child at Isikveren refugee camp, on the Turkish border with Iraq, in 1991. Photograph: Nabil Ismail/AFP/Getty

THE SALVATION OF TORY ISLAND 1981-1984 Gerry Moriarty Charlie Haughey, then leader of the opposition, looked up at me from under hoode(...)

Arthur Cox grew its staff numbers by 10.6 per cent last year. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Some of Ireland’s biggest law firms grew significantly last year, with one increasing its solicitor(...)

Protesters from the Siptu and Unite trade unions  at Leinster House yesterday calling on the Government to legislate for the X case. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Idiotic. Ridiculous. Unworkable. It wasn’t the language itself that came as a jolt. Even in a political culture as relatively low-key as ours, (...)

President Michael D. Higgins wished Pope Francis well in his pontificate. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins wished Pope Francis well in his pontificate, expressing his “sincere best wishes” on behalf of the(...)