Britain’s minister for women and equalities Justine Greening said: ‘Our sisters need to have their human rights to be upheld’. File photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The UK government has detailed its plans to provide free abortion services in England for women from Northern Ireland. The government announced a ch(...)

Fishmonger Colm O’Riordan of Ballycotton Seafood, Midleton, east Cork places sandbags by his shop door ahead of Storm Brian. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fears that Storm Brian might lead to flooding in Cork city and a number of county towns proved unfounded as high tide passed off in both the city and (...)

Photo courtesy Gerard Prendergast.

An Irish athlete has won one of the world’s most difficult endurance races after running, swimming and cycling for almost 160 hours over the last 10 d(...)

Ireland’s win against Wales, courtesy of James McClean’s winning goal, brings the national team closer to a place at the World Cup – and reminds us that international soccer has a way of subverting the rules of global power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Ireland’s win against Wales, Martin O’Neill’s team is within two matches of a spot at the World Cup – another reminder that international soccer (...)

President Higgins said he was absolutely delighted to hear about the result during his State visit to Australia.

President Michael D Higgins praised the Republic of Ireland soccer team for the spirit they showed in beating Wales 1-0 in Cardiff on Monday night and(...)

James McClean celebrates after his strike gave Ireland a 1-0 win over Wales in Cardiff and a place in the World Cup qualification play-offs. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

It fell to James McClean to slay the Welsh dragon and the Derry man didn’t disappoint. His 57th-minute goal now stands as one of those moments for Iri(...)

Sheep thrills: Irish fans celebrate Ireland’s goal by James McClean at the Woolshed in Dublin’s Parnell Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Welsh won the singing competition, but the Irish won the game on a famous night in Cardiff, to ensure that Martin O’Neill’s team continue their ro(...)

Almost 30,000 reports of children in the UK sexually assaulting other children have been made to police in the last four years. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 30,000 reports of children in the UK sexually assaulting other children, including 2,625 alleged attacks on school premises, have been made to (...)

The crowd in the Aviva Stadium was in general on the small side, physically if not in numbers. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It must have been the smallest group of travelling supporters to attend a World Cup qualifier in Dublin, at least since the end of the communist era, (...)

Georgia coach Vladimir Weiss speaks with Georgia’s defender Solomon Kverkvelia during their clash against Georgia. Photo: Getty Images

Georgia coach Vladimir Weiss has promised Wales will not get an easy World Cup ride in Tbilisi. Wales might need to win their last two qualifiers — (...)