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Iona Institute spokesperson Maria Steen  said the Eighth Amendment protected all lives and was a good law. Photograph: Iona Institute

The arguments being put forward for legalising abortion are comparable to calling for the legalisation of speeding, a spokesperson for the Iona Instit(...)

Rev Dr Trevor Morrow attending the Oireachtas health committee hearings on the abortion issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two former moderators of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland have written to all TDs and Senators expressing grave concern at recommendations that unre(...)

Migrants at a  camp in Calais as French president Emmanuel Macron visited the region this week. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May is to pledge tens of millions of pounds to strengthen Britain’s border controls in France as she hosts talks with p(...)

Green energy was a  high-growth area recorded in the study with  78 companies found to be working in the segment and collectively  raising €54.8 million last year. Photograph: Getty Images/EyeEm

Irish technology start-ups are making waves in areas such as agri/food, green energy, financial services and education, according to new findings from(...)

Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, which was established in 1987. Photograph: Getty Images
Thirty years a-growing

Since the establishment of the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin in 1987, Ireland has attracted more than 880 fund managers from more (...)

Technology is playing an ever increasing role in asset management. Photograph: Getty Images
Funding the future

Ireland is home to 5 per cent of worldwide investment funds assets, making it the third largest global centre and the second largest in Europe, after (...)

With more than 90 per cent of the population using smartphones, people are more likely to turn to technology for help for mental health problems.

“Don’t worry, be Appy” was the catchy title of a panel discussion on the growing phenomenon of mental health apps during this year’s First Fortnight f(...)

Astrid Gundersen  (3), from Swords, at the Friends of the Earth protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday as the joint Oireachtas environment committee began hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are strong indications that legislation for a mandatory “deposit return scheme” in Ireland for plastic bottles and a ban on single-use plastic m(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: Both sides are agreed about the basic shape of transition. Photograph: Getty Images

It had been suggested by many commentators that in the next round of Brexit talks, the strand dealing with arrangements for a transition period would (...)

In the current rental market, many tenants are unaware of their rights or are unwilling to exercise them for fear of losing their homes. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Housing: protecting tenants

The housing sector has changed dramatically during the past decade but measures to protect the rights of tenants have been extremely slow in coming. T(...)

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