Cora Sherlock: criticised the proposed abortion law which will compel anti-abortion doctors to refer women to colleagues willing to carry out the procedure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s anti-abortion movement has not been defeated and the State will again have a law restricting abortion similar to the Eighth Amendment, the M(...)

“He was one of the best editors I ever worked for,” broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has said in defence of MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has defended MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland and said he is not a misogynist. Mr Mulholland has apologi(...)

 Journalist and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary and Brian O’Driscoll, the most capped Irish rugby player and Olivia O’Leary,  before the honorary doctorate ceremony in Trinity College on Friday

Brian O’Driscoll was presented with an honorary doctorate at Trinity College Dublin on Friday for his “herculean” feats on the rugby pitch. The most(...)

Writer and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary with Dr Donald E Ross, president of St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dump emojis, spare exclamation marks, put away phones and talk, writer and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has said, warning “that our vocabularies are shr(...)

Kevin Myers was a trenchant critic of paramilitary violence on this island from the outset of the Troubles. Above, his memoir ‘Watching the Door’

When he left The Irish Times in May 2006 Kevin Myers’ departure was marked by sundry letters of unseemly joy. One read: “Free at last! Free at last! T(...)

Kate Colleary and journalist Olivia O’Leary at the funeral of Gordon Colleary, founder of USIT, in St Joseph’s Parish Church, Glasthule, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

American Catholic mystic Thomas Merton was quoted at the funeral of Gordon Colleary (73) whose funeral Mass took place at St Joseph’s church in Dublin(...)

Lucinda Creighton at the Reform Alliance conference at the RDS over the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Reform Alliance managed to attract a sizeable crowd to its first public meeting at the RDS over the weekend but the future of the movement remains(...)

Some 1350 people areattended  the Reform Alliance Group conference at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The formation of the Reform Alliance is not about the “perpetuation of party politics”, Lucinda Creighton said at the conclusion of the group’s first(...)

President Michael D Higgins has called for a fresh start to be made  now, in the midst of the financial crisis. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

People need to make a fresh start based on ethics, the President has told a conference, adding a new and fairer society would not automatically(...)