The Coombe hospital has issued a statement saying its board had no role whatsoever in certifying a termination of pregnancy. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The pregnant woman who the Dáil heard was denied an abortion despite two consultants’ approval has said she will travel to England next week for a ter(...)

An artist’s impression of the new Vicar Street Hotel

Developer Harry Crosbie has been given the green light for a new eight-storey 185-bedroom hotel at Vicar Street in the Dublin Liberties in spite of so(...)

Inspired by the gilet jaunes movement in France, people in Belfast also protested over the absence of government at Stormont. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Austerity, poor wages and a lack of government at Stormont were among the issues raised at a yellow vest protest in Belfast on Saturday afternoon. In(...)

A garda is greeted by a child at a halting site on the Balgaddy Road in  Clondalkin, Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A stand-off between a Dublin local authority and five Traveller families over their occupation of a council-owned site reached stalemate on Friday as (...)

PSNI says the youths were drinking and some of them attacked officers who responded to reports of anti-social behaviour. Photograph: EPA

A crowd of 150 young people threw stones and bottles at motorists in west Belfast over the weekend, the PSNI has said. The young people, ranging in (...)

Gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters set fire to garbage bins and other items in Bordeaux. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

The gilets jaunes protests in France, sparked by a hike in carbon tax, “probably sent a shiver down the spine of politicos in Ireland”. That is how an(...)

Competition between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for the accolade of being the most responsible political party intensified in December as Theresa May struggled to secure a ‘soft’ Brexit at Westminster. Micheál Martin agreed to prop up Leo Varadkar’s minority Government for a further year and contrasted political chaos in London to rational behaviour in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The prospect of a hard Brexit and falling economic growth has generated Government plans to protect Irish consumers and producers from shortages and d(...)

 The  legislation, proposed by Deputy Bríd Smith, would make Ireland the fifth country globally to ban fossil fuel exploration. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Government move to stall a Climate Emergency Bill, that includes a proposal to end fossil fuel exploration in Ireland, was contrary to parliamentary(...)

The EU has agreed to ban some single-use plastics in an effort to cut marine pollution. File photograph: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

After months of intense negotiations, the EU has agreed to ban some single-use plastics, including disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,  Richard Bruton was not in his department during a two-hour sit in during a climate action protest. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 40 activists occupied the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin on Friday for almost two hours, and called (...)

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