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Rosa (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism and Austerity) activists highlight a RedC/Amnesty poll. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will face further cases before the United Nations if it fails to change abortion laws, an Oireachtas committee has been advised. The committe(...)

Committee chairwoman Catherine Noone has asked anti-abortion members to submit names of witnesses on numerous occasions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Another anti-abortion witness has declined to appear before the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment claiming it is a charade with a pr(...)

44 meets 45: President Obama and President-elect Trump in November 2016. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The email arrived the afternoon after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. “Life is never a straight arrow!” its sender wrote in t(...)

US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl left his combat outpost in Paktika province in June 2009 without permission. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison time for endangering fellow troops when he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, but a (...)

Independent senator Rónán Mullen and Independent TD Mattie McGrath  allege the work of the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment has been fixed to deliver a particular outcome. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Given the divisive subject that is currently before it, the work of the Oireachtas committee examining the eighth amendment to the Constitution was a(...)

Sgt Robert B Bergdahl (right) arrives at the court house for his hearing at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, US. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he was pleading guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. “I underst(...)

Texas Gun is one of the 6,700 gun dealers located near the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control. The state of (...)

Aer Lingus is due to announce details of its 2018 summer schedule and an extra transatlantic route this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus is likely to go head-to-head with one of the US airlines operating out of Dublin when it launches its latest route from the Republic’s bigg(...)

Anthony Weiner, a former congressman and mayoral candidate, arriving at federal court for his sentencing, in New York. Photograph: John Taggart/The New York Times

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, sett(...)

Molly Martens Corbett and her father Thomas Martens. Photographs: Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch

Lawyers for Molly Martens Corbett and Thomas Martens, who were jailed in August for the murder of Irish man Jason Corbett, have filed court papers cla(...)

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