Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, the Minister must publish a report covering the operation of the Act each year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is to release figures on how many terminations were carried out under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act. T(...)

Over the top: soldiers on the first day of Battle of the Somme, in July 1916, which for some is a key foundational moment in the creation of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Art Archive/Imperial War Museum/Getty

The people of Ireland, north and south, are in an enviable position on the eve of the centenary of 1916. We have the opportunity to end a century of v(...)

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank: “Every single country we look at, we ask ourselves the question: is this particular choice of investments that we are making - is it going to reduce inequality and lift people out of poverty or is it going to make inequality worse?.” Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

“The Koreans have a saying that you bury your spouse in the ground but you bury your children in your heart,” said Dr Jim Yong Kim. The Korean-born h(...)

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

The remains of Olivia Burke are taken from Dublin Airport. The first funerals in Dublin of victims of the Berkeley balcony disaster will take place this morning.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

The first funerals in Dublin of victims of the Berkeley balcony disaster will take place this morning. Eoghan Culligan’s funeral will be held at 11(...)

Mourners for those who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse this week outside a Mass held   at UCD’s Belfield campus  on Friday  afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Silence is an eloquent requiem. It permeated the air around the church of UCD Belfield in south Dublin, as hundreds gathered on a gentle, sunny June d(...)

President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and other mourners at the UCD memorial Mass for those who died at Berkeley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of people have attended a special Memorial service in UCD for the six Irish students who died in Berkeley. UCD students, friends of those wh(...)

President Michael D Higgins signs a book of condolence at the Mansion House in Dublin for those killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than $150,000 (€132,000) has been donated to groups providing assistance to those affected by the Berkeley tragedy. The American Ireland Fund don(...)

 One of the many messages left near the scene of a fourth-floor balcony collapse in Berkeley on  June 16th which killed  six Irish students and seriously injured seven others. 1:25

Two of the seven Irish students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse, which killed six of their friends, remain in a critical condition in Highlan(...)

‘I ran out of room in the attic years ago.’ Photograph: Getty Images

My wallet is s strange place. It’s hard, if not virtually impossible, to find any money in it. Do I have all my money tied up in tech stocks and co(...)