Party leaders Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar have agreed to resume talks over the weekend in an attempt to resolve the political impasse.

As efforts to resolve the political impasse continues a poll released on Saturday evening showed Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to be practically neck and (...)

A premature baby lies in an incubator in the child care unit of a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The survival rate of premature babies born at 23 weeks is expected to continue rising in the coming years thanks to new medical practices and research(...)

 Orla O Connor , director National Women’s Council (left), Ellen O Malley Dunlop, chairperson, Alison Cowzer and Sonya Lennon Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ireland’s reproductive health services should be private and confidential and must recognise the diverse and complex healthcare needs of women and gir(...)

Past and present female members of the Oireachtas gather for a photocall at Leinster House, to mark the occasion of the first working meeting of the Oireachtas Women’s Caucus. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“Hold it,” shouted the photographer as a gaggle of his species tried to get the women on the plinth to stand still, smile and all look in the same dir(...)

Michael Colgan: “I already knew I was not politically correct”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The former artistic director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan has responded to allegations of abuse of power and inappropriate behaviour and apologi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it was a matter for the Gate Theatre to put in place procedures to investigate the allegations properly. Photograph: Collins

Allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre should be investigated “in the first instance” by the theatre itself, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has (...)

Former director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan who is facing allegations of harassment and bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called for an independent investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan during his(...)

“We think the Gate should conduct an investigation into the conduct and behaviour of Michael Colgan,” says National Women’s Council of Ireland chairperson Orla O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns, a trustee of the Gate Theatre, has expressed “deep concern” at the allegations that its former director, (...)

The issue of women’s pensions arose when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe took questions on a radio programme the morning after the budget. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There’s a lot of talk about women being denied full pensions in the budget. Is this something new? Not at all. In fact, it’s a grievance that goes b(...)

George Hook will be off the air at Newstalk until December when he will start a new weekend show.

Broadcaster George Hook is to permanently “step down” from his weekday lunchtime slot at Newstalk following the furore over his on-air comments recent(...)

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