The hulk of the ‘Betelgeuse’ lies at the oil Jetty at Whiddy Island in Co Cork on January 9th, 1979. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Successive Irish governments have been accused by the son of a victim of the Whiddy Island disaster of treating Irish workers as second-class citizens(...)

The Government appointed retired High Court judge John Cooke in June 2017 to investigate Nama’s £1.24 billion (€1.38 billion) sale in 2014 of the portfolio to US distressed-debt firm Cerberus.

The Commission of Investigation into the National Asset Management Agency’s (Nama) controversial sale of its Project Eagle portfolio in the North has (...)

Pope Francis shaking hands with Minister for Children Katherine Zappone at Áras an Uachtaráin as part of his visit to Ireland in August. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Pope Francis has made no reference to a financial contribution by the Church in his response to a letter from Minister for Children Katherine Zappone (...)

Bill Kenneally. “It should be remembered that these matters are particularly sensitive, and that Mr Kenneally is due to stand trial for further alleged offences,” Judge Barry Hickson cautioned. File photograph: Patrick Browne

The retired judge who is heading up a commission of investigation into the handling of allegations of sexual abuse against former sports coach Bill Ke(...)

A significant number of infant remains were confirmed on the site of the former home in March 2017. File photograph: The Irish Times

Relatives of children who lived in the Tuam mother and baby home wanted a full forensic excavation of the site along with DNA analysis, it emerged in (...)

Catherine Corles at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home burial ground on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway historian Catherine Corless said she was “shocked...pleasantly shocked” by the Government’s decision to initiate excavation and exhumation at t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: is “embarrassed” for medical profession in wake of  Dr Gabriel  Scally’s report into the CervicalCheck controversy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the CervicalCheck controversy has made him “embarrassed” for his own medical profession. However, he added that he do(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally yesterday briefed Minister for Health Simon Harris ahead of the publication of his 200-page report on Wednesday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The current cervical cancer controversy came about as a result of a whole system failure, the independent Scally review has found. In a note to (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally yesterday briefed Minister for Health Simon Harris ahead of the publication of his 200-page report on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A commission of investigation into the CervicalCheck controversy, as promised by the Government, is not needed, according to the Scally report to be p(...)

The site of the mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home in Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said she is hopeful recommendations made by a representative group for mother and baby homes will translat(...)

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