President Michael D Higgins hosts an event at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday for the Christine Buckley Centre, an organisation set up to assist the victims of clerical and institutional abuse. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Society and those who “stayed silent” also bear responsibility for what took place in industrial schools and other historic institutions, President Mi(...)

Angelo Agrizzi, former COO of Bosasa, testifies at the commission of inquiry  in January in Johannesburg. Photograph:  by Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty

A multimillion-euro facilities management company that has been implicated in a massive public sector corruption scandal in South Africa has gone into(...)

Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa. Photograph: Rogan Ward/File Photo/Reuters

A Dublin-based oil and gas company has been drawn into a massive corruption scandal in South Africa by a whistleblower testifying at a commission of i(...)

Paul and Ruth Morrissey pictured at the Four Courts last week where she is taking a legal action over the alleged misreading of her cervical smear tests. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Minister for Health Simon Harris says he is angry and upset that a woman with two forms of cancer, Ruth Morrissey, had to take her legal action over t(...)

Vicky Phelan at Government buildings on Wednesday afternoon following her meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has asked a High Court judge to examine alternative approaches to compensation, including a redress scheme, for women affected by the c(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Disclosures Tribunal  in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There’s a scene in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Quince, in reference to a play within the play, says: “We must have a wall in(...)

Jason Clancy, who triggered a Garda investigation into abuse by Bill Kenneally (above), said a statement by Minister for Justice Charlie  Flanagan that he cannot allow a commission of investigation to begin on legal advice was very disappointing.  File photograph: Patrick Browne

Survivors of Waterford sex abuser Bill Kenneally have called on Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to outline what contingency plan he has regardin(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: she quit just hours before a Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in her would have brought the Government down

Voters believe the controversy leading to the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald was better handled by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin than Taoiseach(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government was in crisis and the State of the verge of a general election on Thursday night as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refused a Fianna Fáil demand(...)

Bill Kenneally has  pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts that he indecently assaulted 10 boys between October 1984 and December 1987.

Lawyers acting for six men abused as boys by a sports coach in Waterford in the 1980s have called for the immediate start of an inquiry into the inves(...)

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