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Jennifer Lahl: “I know women who were surrogates for family members who don’t even speak to each other anymore.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Surrogacy should be banned in Ireland as it exploits women and “commodifies” children, a campaigner has said. Jennifer Lahl, founder and president o(...)

I like this Pope. (Oh dear. Would someone please tend to members of the Iona Institute and their friends who have fallen out of their standing at the (...)

 Rally for Life anti-abortion demonstration on O’Connell Street, Dublin in 2013.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Thousands of people will march through the streets of Dublin today demanding that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which underpins Ireland’s (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: she says the subsidy would be higher for lower-income families and drop off as parental net income increases.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Any schemes to reduce the cost of childcare for families must benefit middle-income earners as well as those on lower wages, Fine Gael sources have s(...)

According to the report, the new system would be means-tested and would see the State pay a portion of the family’s childcare costs directly to the childcare provider. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals to introduce a subsidised childcare system are “unfair and unjust” on stay-at-home parents the Iona Institute says. Reacting to a report i(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at Maynooth seminary

Many have been intrigued, if not confused, by the enthusiasm with which some noted traditional Catholics rushed to support Archbishop of Dublin Diarmu(...)

Draft proposals which could lead to a reduction in the amount of time primary schools spend teaching religion have sparked a mixed reaction from campa(...)

This is the first time such data looking at the gap in “marriage chances” by class has been brought together in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Highly paid proessionals are almost twice as likely to be married as unskilled workers, a report published this morning finds. Some 65.7 per cent of(...)

George Hook: “I’ve calmed down, but inside I’m burning up”

As a fan of classic movies George Hook is surely familiar with the 1976 film Network. To recap: a veteran broadcaster, respected as an authority in hi(...)

Saverio Bellante, who killed his landlord Tom O’Gorman in  Dublin in 2014.

The details of how Dublin man Tom O’Gorman was killed by his tenant have yet to be “fully ventilated”, an inquest into his death has heard. The 39-(...)

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