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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(...)

In the event of a No vote, article 40.3.3 will remain in place as well as the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, which allows for terminations when a mother’s life is at risk, including on the grounds of suicide

Voters will go to the polls this Friday to determine the future of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. The ballot paper will ask whether articl(...)

 Chilean bishops Luis Fernando Ramos Perez and Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Errazuriz read statements during a news conference after a meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

In an unprecedented move, 34 Chilean bishops said on Friday they had offered to resign en masse after attending a crisis meeting this week with Pope F(...)

The case before the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights  (ECHR) arose after the group’s application for a licence to put the play on in 2007 had been denied. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The banning of a theatrical production by Malta constituted a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights’ protection of free speech, a Europ(...)

Government’s Travelwise app lists the status of every county in the world and also where help can be obtained from consulates overseas.

This week the consular services of the Department of Foreign Affairs held a consultative forum with stakeholders. Led by head of the consular servic(...)

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, recently  reiterated his objections saying the EU’s migration policies threaten the “sovereignty and cultural identity” of Hungary. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Among the items on an increasingly crowded agenda for EU leaders at their June summit is the fraught saga of how the EU treats asylum seekers, specifi(...)

 Deputy Governor of Central Bank Sharon Donnery

The Central Bank has said it plans to challenge firms over their lack of diversity at board and management levels and has linked the issue to the kin(...)

Irish Tax Institute communications director Olivia Buckley: “The effectiveness of existing global tax rules is challenged by the ongoing digitalisation of the economy,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A European Commission proposal to tax the digital turnover of big tech firms could be challenged legally if it gets across the line, the Irish Tax Ins(...)

 Marco Buti of the  European Commission: The commission’s projections for the Republic say   ‘the domestic economy is expected to remain robust, supported by positive labour market trends and investment in construction’.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The European Commission has significantly revised up its growth predictions for the Irish economy over this year and next. Growth is expected to come (...)

Misha French Molloy is suffering from an invisible disease and, like an iceberg, her health problems lurk below the surface

All Misha Ffrench Molloy wants is to be a “normal” 14-year-old, whose biggest worries are her upcoming Junior Cert and what to wear to the next disco.(...)

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