Housing activists have been removed from a Dublin city centre property that they had been occupying for the last three weeks. Photograph: Jack Power

Politicians and civil liberties groups have criticised An Garda Síochána after a group of balaclava-wearing men evicted housing activists from a prop(...)

Claire Malone (30) told ‘The Irish Times’ that when she found out she was pregnant last summer, she feared for her life as she has pulmonary hypertension. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

An anti-abortion group has criticised alleged inconsistencies in the story of a Co Wexford woman who says she was told she could not terminate an unpl(...)

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, speaking to Caroline Alwright from Lucan with senator Lynn Ruane and Colm O Gorman, director Amnesty International on Moore Street for the launch of It’s Time to Talk campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman has insisted a controversial €137,000 donation to the organisation was not for use in i(...)

The March for Choice which took place in Dublin in September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Groups on both sides of the campaigns around the abortion issue claim donations they receive are used for educational rather than political purposes. (...)

A television screen shows former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden during a news bulletin at a cafe at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport last week. Photograph:Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Former CIA analyst Edward Snowden is at risk of ill-treatment if he returns to the US and any asylum claim he makes should be processed, Amnesty Int(...)

Senator Katherine Zappone (right) with from left; Dr Tanya Ní Mhuirthaile and Broden Glambrone, Transgender Equality Network Ireland, at the launch of a Bill to legislate for the Legal Recognition of Gender in Ireland. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Bill to allow transgender people be issued with birth certificates that reflect their preferred gender was launched in Dublin this afternoon by Sena(...)