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In her insightful and harrowing book, Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, Rachel Moran points out that the 1993 Sexual Offences Act criminalise(...)

Today Belfast is littered with forlorn sites that echo the failed dreams and lost fortunes of local property developers. Photograph: Pacemaker

The polished, glossy corporate headquarters of Invest NI, the North’s business development agency, have over the last eight years become something of (...)

Princess Squire and Annie Mafinda in the Irish-funded Rainbo centre in the main maternity hospital in Freetown.

Imagine starting a country from scratch. That’s what it feels like everyone is doing in Sierra Leone, a country now 10 years out of a civil war, but s(...)

Dublin celebrating their first Leinster senior hurling title since 1961. Kerry collected their 33rd Munster senior football title in the same period. The Kingdom have won the Munster senior football championship on 75 occasions!

Maybe a big clue as to why Dublin hurling is on such a high came in Limerick, as well as Croke Park, yesterday.In the 2013 Féile na nGael Division One(...)

People hold portraits of former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden (left) and US Army Private  Bradley Manning, a suspected whistleblower who is on trial in the US for “aiding the enemy”,  during a protest in front the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The Government has received a request from the US authorities to arrest fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. Meanwhile, Mr Snowden’s bid f(...)

 Chargé d’affaires at the US embassy John Hennessey-Niland (left) and former US ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney (right) with  parachutists who delivered the match ball before the Fourth Annual Irish American Flag Football Classic at the 4th of July American Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A crowd of about 2,300 people showed for the annual US Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park today. The t(...)

Alan McQuaid of  Merrion Stockbrokers said the figures indicated it was likely that the budget deficit outturn as a percentage of GDP would once more be lower than the figure officially targeted. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was mixed reaction yesterday to the news that tax revenues for the State are running 1 per cent ahead of targets.Some analysts suggested that th(...)

Speaking on RTÉ 1 Television’s The Week in Politics, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  said today he did not want to prejudge any criminal cases that might be ongoing in relation to the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reutersr

What was revealed in the Anglo tapes this week was “appalling”, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said, but the recordings were made over four y(...)

Little Beauty By Alison Jameson (Doubleday Ireland, £12.99)It’s 1975, and Laura Quinn is desperate to leave the remote island off the west coast of Ir(...)

Gross domestic product, the widest measure of economic activity, contracted by 0.6 per cent between January and March, compared to the previous three-month period on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Hopes for recovery in the economy in the second half of this year received a serious setback yesterday when new figures from the Central Statistics O(...)

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