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One of the country’s largest law firms, Arthur Cox, says it intends to introduce a hybrid work model from October 22nd. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish employers including banks and the Civil Service are opting for hybrid working models as the phased return to the office begins in the Republic o(...)

British paratroopers take away civil rights demonstrators on Bloody Sunday after the paratroopers opened fire on a civil rights march, killing 14 civilians. Photograph: Getty

From the beginning of his time in Belfast, Northern Ireland Secretary of State Brandon Lewis signalled that he was going to deal with the past in his (...)

Bloody Sunday survivor Mickey McKinney, Gerry Duddy, solicitor Fearghál Sheils and John Kelly at the Bloody Sunday Memorial in the Bogside in Derry. The truth or justice model  does little to satisfy the bereaved. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The families of the Bloody Sunday victims were offered not truth and justice, but truth or justice. At best, there was a hope this might become truth (...)

As a lecturer, James Mackey’s style was informal, laced with a dry sense of humour.

Born: February 9th, 1934 Died: January 25th, 2020 The death has taken place of James Mackey, eminent professor of theology and author of several sch(...)

The save Moore Street campaign joins hands to mark the 10th anniversary of the Arms Around Moore Street protest. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A survey of terraced houses in Moore Street associated with the Easter Rising has shown most of the buildings were not there in 1916. The Government (...)

 Coombe hospital: the bishops have no say in any maternity hospital in the State. None are run by the church. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Agitation over the Catholic bishops Code of Ethical Standards for Healthcare in recent weeks was greatly exaggerated. Relevant healthcare facilities (...)

Prof Gerry Whyte from TCD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Repealing the Eighth Amendment will not take the Republic back to the constitutional position on abortion that existed prior to its enactment in 1983,(...)

It  is wrong to describe a fertilised ovum as a human being. It is a biological reaction. It has no head, no heart, no spine, no consciousness.

It is time we talked about the embryo. Calmly, seriously, rationally. Last week it emerged that scientists at Oregon Health and Science University h(...)

Embryonic research: scientists believe “editing” human genomes could also work for other conditions caused by mutations such as cystic fibrosis and some breast cancers. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Catholic Church in Ireland has voiced its total opposition to the use of embryos in research following a breakthrough study by scientists who “edi(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: When Brian Stack’s sons approached Sinn Féin for help they were effectively put through the Stormont House mechanism.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When criticised for his Brian Stack murder “investigation”, Gerry Adams has a standard response. It gets a bit lost amid his petulant martyrdom, but (...)

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