HSE director general Tony O’Brien ordered the inquiry  “to establish the full facts surrounding the matter”. Photograph: David Sleator

The terms of reference for the inquiry into the care given to the young woman who says she was raped and refused an abortion but later had her pregna(...)

The terms of reference for the report into the treatment of the woman who sought an abortion are to be published today.

Consultant psychiatrist and former TD Dr Moosajee Bhamjee has warned that another controversial abortion case could happen at any time and has called (...)

Concerns for the psychological welfare of the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy were brought to the HSE at the end of May.

Concerns for the psychological welfare of the young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy were brought to the HSE at the end of May, (...)

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: taking up new role with Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Being fired or being let go are very rare occurrences in Irish public service: what usually happens is that alternative posts are found and all the te(...)

Rabobank agreed last October to pay $1 billion to resolve US and European probes into Libor manipulation. (Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images)

Aformer senior trader at Rabobank pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a scheme to manipulate the yen Libor rate, becoming the second employee(...)

The Methadone and Medication station in Mountjoy jail. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Prisons are still struggling to tackle drug and staffing problems, according to the latest round of prison visit reports released by the Department of(...)

The Rev Al Sharpton speaks at the Greater St Mark church in Ferguson, Missouri, yesterday  as the community seeks answers about the police shooting of Michael Brown. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, yesterday effectively blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for the renewed violence in the city at the weeke(...)

Minister for Justice Frances  Fitzgerald  declined to comment on the case.  She said, however, that the implementation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy  Act, which began in January, would be monitored.

The young woman at the centre of the latest abortion controversy first asked for a termination in early April, when she was about eight weeks’ preg(...)

Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice whose department has responsibility for the direct provision system. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is continuing unrest in the Mount Trenchard direct provision centre outside Limerick where there have been tensions between management and resi(...)

A group of asylum seekers have said they were protesting over delays in the processing of their asylum status, and also complained about conditions at their accommodation centre. File photograph: Getty Images

A group of protesting asylum seekers who claimed to be on hunger strike at an accommodation centre in Co Limerick have been transferred to other asylu(...)