Cue the national self-flagellation. “Mortified,” we were. Was ‘Father Ted’ really a comedy or a documentary?

Dispatches from Ireland, a peculiar rain-drenched outcrop at the edge of civilised Europe, indicate that John Charles McQuaid himself has returned fro(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: she said the commission “remains concerned that the current legal position in relation to abortion puts in place barriers which impede a woman’s right to bodily autonomy.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government’s rejection of 16 recommendations from the United Nations on women’s reproductive rights was raised at a session of the UN’s Human Righ(...)

Screengrab  of the LinkedIn profile of Simon Binner, as the terminally ill company director suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) appears to have used his LinkedIn profile to announce the date of his death and funeral before he takes his own life at a Swiss euthanasia clinic.

A terminally ill company director suffering from motor neurone disease (MND) appears to have used his LinkedIn profile to announce the date of his dea(...)

Leonard Rossiter who played the title character in the TV adaptations of David Nobbs’s Reginald Perrin noveks. Photograoh: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Comedy writer David Nobbs, best known for creating the television character Reginald Perrin, has died. The 80-year-old from North Yorkshire also cont(...)