Crisis of conscience:  Lucinda Creighton has thrived in the European portfolio but has had conflict within Fine Gael. Photograph:   Justin Mac Innes/Getty Images

Decisions, decisions. Lucinda Creighton faces a difficult choice next week when the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill returns to the Dáil. She (...)

Irish  cyclist Daniel  Martin: capable of doing well on the climbs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ever since the legendary Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi took the first Tour de France stage win on the Alpe d’Huez in 1952, it has been the most fear(...)