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Tánaiste Simon Coveney: accepted there was a need for some change but wanted protection for the unborn and the mother. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, has expressed concern about the rights of the unborn if the Eighth Amendment is repealed and abortion up to 12 weeks is p(...)

Marine Le Pen: said France was “a society where the law of armed thugs reigns”. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

It was just a casual remark after her formal speech, but it showed yet again how the leader of the extreme right-wing Front National brings everything(...)

The British government should have realised Carillion was in trouble before handing out £2bn worth of public service contracts, said Labour’s Jon Trickett.    Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s emergency Cobra committee met on Monday night in an effort to keep public services going following the collapse of Carillion,(...)

George Lee is never one to knowingly accentuate the positive, but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong

Some say that the glass is half empty. Others that it is half full. And then there is George Lee, the economics reporter who meets you with an implori(...)

Carillion shares were suspended from trading on Monday.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

On the first day of a new trading week US markets were closed on account of Martin Luther King day. Meanwhile, Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index (...)

Cyrille Regis: died suddenly at the age of 59. Photograph: Reuters/File

A flood of tributes has greeted the sad and shocking news that Cyrille Regis, the former West Brom and England striker, has died aged 59. Regis, who(...)

 Dolores O’Riordan of performing with The Cranberries in Cognac, France, in 2016. She died on Monday at the age of  46. Photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images

Dolores O’Riordan, one of Ireland’s most influential contemporary rock stars died suddenly at a hotel in in London on Monday morning. She was in the U(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: described financial analysis as more detailed than any analysis published by Theresa May’s government. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the British government to abandon its red lines on Brexit, warning that leaving the single mark(...)

In what was a largely excellent weekend for the Irish provinces, Leinster, Munster and Ulster in the Champions Cup with the prospect that the other pr(...)

David Meade, mentalist and mind reader, floating above the Giant’s Causeway in Dublin.

On the day considered to be the gloomiest of the year, Discover Northern Ireland was stopping people on South King Street in Dublin on Monday to be ch(...)

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