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England’s Jonny Bairstow is unable to take a catch to dismiss Pakistan’s Shadab Khan on the second day of the first Test  between England and Pakistan at Lord’s.  Photograph: Adrian dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Jonny Bairstow insists England are still in with a “real fighting chance” despite Pakistan’s 166-run lead in the first NatWest Test at Lord’s. Engla(...)

Jastine Valdez: the 24-year-old is believed to have been abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy

Three years ago the number of women killed violently in this country, often at the hands of someone they knew, appeared to be falling. In 2015, five (...)

The Hiqa report made 11 key recommendations and said that its findings had relevance to the other three national screening programmes – CervicalCheck, BowelScreen and Diabetic RetinaScreen. Photograph: iStock

A health watchdog’s report on how BreastCheck manages the patient information it gathers earlier this year found shortcomings in governance structures(...)

 Emile Cilliers, who has been found guilty of attempting to murder his wife Victoria Cilliers by tampering with her parachute and sabotaging a gas valve at their home. Photograph: Wiltshire Police/PA Wire

A “very dangerous, coercive and manipulative” army sergeant has been found guilty of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute and(...)

‘We felt an acute anger that we had to plan a surreptitious trip, that we had to leave behind our caring doctors and midwives.’

Walking around Dublin city at the moment involves negotiating an unsettling array of campaign posters: lampposts and billboards are covered in images (...)

Love Both: Minister for Health Simon Harris and others are wilfully turning a blind eye to the wealth of scientific evidence demonstrating the humanity of the unborn. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government and those campaigning for unrestricted abortion have spent much of this campaign avoiding discussing the key issue at stake: whether we(...)

‘My father canvassed in favour of the Eighth Amendment in 1983. I was 10 years old, and my family of 10 celebrated the victory for God.’

I was born in Ireland. I have an Irish passport. I travel there at least once a year. Most of my family is there, but I cannot vote. I have never give(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan /PA Wire

The persuasive power of numbers should never be underestimated in the upcoming referendum. Many media have been used by both sides to impart their m(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tobin on RTÉ’s Prime Time debate with Miriam O’Callaghan. Photograph: RTÉ

“We’re standing here with the luxury of being two men who will never experience a crisis pregnancy,” Health minister Simon Harris told his opponent, S(...)

“You can imagine Harry Windsor sailing a currach as easily as seeing him being dragged along in a gold-encrusted carriage. Let’s face it, he is our prince. Prince Harry is one of us.” Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

We hate them. But we love them really. Don’t we? We hate that we love them, and we definitely love to hate them. We can’t quite decide which it is. (...)

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