The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, Article 40.3.3, must go. It makes a woman’s life equal to that of a foetus and removes her right to “life, l(...)

Dolphin House flat complex, Dolphin’s Barn, Dublin: flats will be amalgamated to make larger units, and the orientation of the flats, which face away from the Grand Canal, would be changed to make better use of the canal as an amenity. Photograph: David Sleator.

A €16 million regeneration of one of the largest local authority flat complexes in the State is to begin in the new year.Dolphin House, a 1950s estat(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said   publication of the legislation was an important milestone towards the transposition of the EU Framework Decision on combating terrorism.

New anti-terrorist legislation to bring EU rules into effect in Ireland was published today by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. The Criminal (...)

Sarajevo, which was ‘besieged, blockaded, and bombarded by aircraft, artillery, mortars, tank and heavy machine gun rounds’ during the siege of the city by Serbian forces in the Bosnian war of the 1990s. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bullet-scarred walls flash by the window of the taxi during the brief night journey through winding narrow streets from the airport into Sarajevo. (...)

James MacGuill: said he had not been approached by any Government officials in respect of the review of any of the cases where he is representing day school child sex abuse survivors. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A solicitor acting for some 20 victims of sexual abuse in day schools has expressed concern that the State may continue to fight their actions in t(...)

People attend a rally to support self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and Luhansk and pro-Russian separatists, who oppose Ukrainian army in a military conflict, in Moscow today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Russia accused the European Union of double standards today, saying it had lifted a ban on supplying Ukraine with military technology and equipment “o(...)

Louise O’Keeffe, who was sexually abused by her teacher Leo Hickey at Dunderrow National School in West Cork in the 1970s, successfully brought her case to the European Court of Human Rights last year after the Supreme Court had ruled  Ireland was not liable for the abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins court

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will report to the Dáil in the autumn on a review of cases brought on foot of the O’Keeffe judgement by people w(...)

A punitive Direct Provision and Dispersal system, deliberately designed to discourage asylum seekers from coming here, brings shame on us all. The unf(...)

Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Special Inquiry into the taking of children from two Roma families in Athlone and Tallaght last October deserves to be read. Even in the often dry(...)

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France’s ban on wearing face-covering veils in public places. Woman addresses media as she demonstrated against full-face veil ban in 2011.  Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France’s ban on wearing face-covering veils in public places. The Strasbourg court decided by a majority(...)