Guidelines should be issued to healthcare professionals emphasising they should not report a woman who has taken abortion medication to gardaí, human rights and women’s groups have said. File photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

Guidelines should be issued to healthcare professionals emphasising they should not report a woman who has taken abortion medication to gardaí, human (...)

Belfast Crown Court in Northern Ireland.

A woman in Belfast, who bought abortion pills on the internet, has received a three-month suspended jail sentence after her housemates found a foetus (...)

Irene Crawley and Joe Dowling from Hands on Peer Education (Hope) at the memorial on the corner of Seán McDermott Street and Buckingham Street in Dublin.   Photograph: Alan Betson

‘You know what kills me?” says Joe Dowling. “Seeing them dealing at the monument.” Dowling is a senior project worker with Hope (Hands On Peer Educa(...)

The cryptocurrency known as bitcoin and the digital ledger upon which its transactions are recorded, the blockchain, are now being taken seriously by more than just e-pirates. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

“Don’t file this piece until you’re confident you could walk into any bar in the world and explain the blockchain clearly to a complete stranger.” The(...)

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans.

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Money managers(...)

 Brian Cowen former taoiseach at the Dail for the banking inquiry .Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Government ministers were assured by the Central Bank and the financial regulator that all six lenders covered by bank guarantee were solvent on Septe(...)

Among the report’s key findings are: – The almost universal adoption of the ‘soft landing’ theory, without any substantial test or challenge, must be(...)

Customs at work going through a routine check of parcels at the Portlaoise parcels depot. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It was an innocuous enough online advertisement. A top brand pair of trainers, size eight, never worn and still in their packaging. The cost was a thi(...)

“It is unfortunate that on this issue the Bar Council’s motto “Nolumus Mutari” (We Shall Not Be Changed) has triumphed.” Photograph: Frank Miller

During December the Legal Services Regulation Bill should complete its passage through both Houses of the Oireachtas. Unfortunately, because (...)

 Alan Shatter:  clashed with the Bar Council over the Legal Services Regulation Bill when he introduced it.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has excoriated the Bar Council for fighting “tooth and nail” against every reform proposed for the legal pr(...)