Spanish bullfighter Rafaelillo is tossed by a bull  at La Misericordia bullring in Zaragoza, Spain. Photograph: EPA/Javier Cebollada

Three Fine Gael MEPs voted against European Parliament legislation that could cripple Spanish bullfighting, saying a ban on the sport is a matter f(...)

Disability campaigner Dara Gallagher (left) has died aged 62. Image: Twitter.

Disability campaigner Dara Gallagher (62) has died. A post on his Facebook page on Thursday read: “This is Dara’s sister Bláithín on behalf of the Ga(...)

A scene from Listen,  the winning short film at the  Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards 2015.

Listen, a short film about a foreign woman, wearing a burqa, who has been beaten by her husband and is struggling to make herself understood to Dani(...)

Séamus Carey and Regina Bushell from Westmeath, canvassing for Yes Equality,   speaking to  Jennifer O’Meara  from Athlone. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

By coincidence, just as the same-sex marriage referendum campaign was getting under way, a remarkable podcast appeared on This American Life, a cel(...)

The entrance to  the former  Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street, Dublin.   The Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Bill, published last month, proposes survivors of the laundries be entitled to GP care, prescription medicines, nursing and home-help as well as dental, ophthalmic, aural, counselling, chiropody and physiotherapy services provided by the HSE. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The draft legislation to assist survivors of Magdalene laundries has been described as “unacceptable, unfair and full of broken promises” by advocacy (...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission’s offices.  Photograph: Collins

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has said the entire system of Garda oversight introduced after the Morris Tribunal needs to be “reset” (...)

Photo issued by Cell Press showing how scientists have succeeded in obtaining stem cells from human embryos cloned from skin. Photograph:   Eric Baker/OHSU/PA

Embryonic stem cells are highly-prized because they can turn into any type of cell in the body, like heart cells, muscles or neurons. However, the (...)