The option of replacing the Eighth Amendment with a constitutional provision which allowed for abortion in specified circumstances would be “likely to prove very difficult”, as grounds such as rape or fatal foetal abnormality would present “practical problems arising as to how they should be established and to whose satisfaction”. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment has been warned that there are significant legal uncertainties inherent in all of the six options tha(...)

Trinity student Saul Kenny was left sleeping on a couch following a dispute with a landlord

Saul Kenny (20) is a student at Trinity College Dublin who was left without accommodation and sleeping on friends’ couches at the start of this colleg(...)

Ryanair aircraft on the tarmac of Charleroi Airport in Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks for Ryanair, has it? Just over 10 days ago the company started cancelling hundreds of flights, giving some pass(...)

According to the latest  statistics from the CSO, 2,063,000 people were recorded as being in employment in Ireland.

Employment has increased by 2.4 per cent in the last year, according to the latest comprehensive employment statistics from the Central Statistics Off(...)

The parent of one student said he was shocked to find that a O6 was considered a greater academic achievement than a H7. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 25,000 college applicants have already accepted their offer of a college place. The Central Applications Office (CAO) said about half of th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

This week marks the end of an eventful political term, with the Cabinet holding its last meeting until after the August break on Wednesday. Most poli(...)

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Glastonbury festival. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Millennials are often written off as entitled, social-media obsessed, work-shy snowflakes.But this cohort of people in their 20s and 30s was one of th(...)

Gino Kenny  has been pushing for the  legalisation of medical cannabis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Health committee has voted to reject People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s Bill to legalise medical cannabis and said the Bill “should n(...)

 Land at Clonkeen College, in Dublin.

A letter from the Christian Brothers to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors warning of “very real financial consequences” over any attempt by the counc(...)

James Nolan leaving court in 2009. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gardaí searching for the remains of a convicted rapist have found a human leg bone while searching a lake in Co Monaghan. Members of the Garda Water (...)