The six main contenders to replace UK prime minister Theresa May: Michael Gove; Dominic Raab;  Jeremy Hunt; Sajid Javid;  Andrea Leadsom and Boris Johnson. Photograph: /AFP/Getty Images

The UK’s environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed he will formally enter the Conservative leadership race. Speaking from his London home on S(...)

Caranua was established in 2012 to manage €110m pledged by religious congregations to enhance survivors’ lives. File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The treatment of survivors of institutional abuse was a “greater national shame” than the abuse they suffered as children, an Oireachtas committee has(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: ‘HSE appears to be a law unto itself in this regard’.

The President of the High Court has warned it may be open to the Medical Council to take legal action to end the HSE’s “scandalous”, “dangerous” and c(...)

It seems “extraordinary” that the Medical Council has “to stand by” and see protection of the public being undermined by the HSE in breaching its own requirements, High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly said.

The president of the High Court has criticised the HSE’s “shocking” practice of permitting medical practitioners to work as consultants in a range of (...)

Following the resignation of two of its board members, a spokeswoman for Caranua said appointments to its board were a matter  for the Minister for Education.

Two new members of Caranua, the independent statutory agency tasked with providing services to survivors of religious institutional abuse, have resign(...)

Zameer Ghumra who was convicted of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” followed various Islamic State-linked social media accounts. File photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

A pharmacist who claimed Islamic State were “not bad people” has been convicted of showing a beheading video to a young child. Zameer Ghumra “brainwa(...)

Tony Jenkins of South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (Snarl) said postmortems  on about 40 cats proved the same person is behind the attacks. File photograph: Joseph Guthrie/EyeEm

The first description has been released of a suspected serial cat killer who has eluded police in England for almost two years. The culprit, believed(...)

Debenhams: undergoing an overhaul that will see the group shut one of its three distribution centres run by DHL plus 10 smaller in-house warehouses.  Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The new boss of department store chain Debenhams has unveiled plans to close 11 warehouses and put up to 10 UK stores under review, in a move impactin(...)

Colin Dexter. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA
Obituary: Colin Dexter
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  • March 22, 2017, 14:07

Colin Dexter, a mystery writer whose irascible, poetry-loving detective, Chief Inspector Morse, pursued clues and cask-conditioned ale through 13 nove(...)

Fr Ignatius Spencer

A 19th century English Catholic priest, ancestor of Princess Diana, Princes William and Harry, as well as Winston Churchill, has been moved another st(...)

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