Members of the Connors family Ann,  Michael, son Tommy (11) and daughters Alicia (6) and Chelsea (16) look on as the site is cleared by council staff and contractors. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Traveller family say their home and many of their belongings have been destroyed by Dublin City Council without their consent. Ann and Michael Conn(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: found it “disappointing and unclear” why records prepared in electronic form were not handed over in that format, making it impossible to search them. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Women and family members affected by the CervicalCheck cancer screening controversy have criticised the Health Service Executive’s late release of doc(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill in Westminster, London on Thursday where the  UK Supreme Court ruled on  Northern Ireland’s abortion law. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The law governing abortion in Northern Ireland dates back to the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and the Criminal Justice Act (NI) 1945. They mak(...)

Protesters call for marriage equality in Northern Ireland, at a rally in Belfast. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Co-director of the Together for Yes campaign Ailbhe Smyth has said activists from the Republic will support the people of Northern Ireland in their qu(...)

Kathleen Lynch will contest  Cork North Central for the Labour Party in the next general election.

Former Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch intends running for the Labour Party in Cork North Central in the next general ele(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘The Bill places the information and tracing service on a statutory footing for the first time.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Legislation that would allow adoptees secure information about their adoptions should pass through the Oireachtas by the end of the year if there is c(...)

Lucia O’Farrell, mother of Shane O’Farrell (second from right),  appealing for an inquiry into the circumstances leading up to her son’s death.  Photograph: Mark Hilliard / The Irish Times

The family of a hit-and-run victim killed by a man they say should have been in prison at the time has attracted widespread political support for a pu(...)

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett  told the Dáil he was adopted through St Patrick’s Guild adoption society, which is at the centre of a controversy over incorrect registrations. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

People before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett has revealed he may be among those adopted whose births were incorrectly registered. “I don’t actually (...)

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial ‘Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special’ programme broadcast on May 14th last.

RTÉ received 1,277 complaints in relation to the controversial Claire Byrne Live Referndum Special programme broadcast on May 14th last. Approximate(...)

 Campaigners are pictured during a rally calling for abortion rights outside Belfast City Hall on Monday. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

Reproductive rights activists gathered in Belfast on Monday evening to call on the British government to legislate for abortion in Northern Ireland. (...)

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