It is remarkable that some of the very earliest women to graduate as doctors were the daughters of clergymen. Photograph: iStock

At a time when religion is becoming increasingly marginalised in the education system, might there be collateral damage in terms of loss of achievemen(...)

Catherine McGuinness: ‘The separation of powers is more important than people just having a dinner.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Judges must avoid taking part “in anything that has any political overtones,” said retired Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness on the controversy(...)

Catherine McGuinness said it was not a good idea to have children “pushed back to being a sidekick in some department”.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Retired Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has said she was “horrified” at a proposal to do away with the portfolio of Minister for Children. M(...)

Catherine McGuinness: ‘I have a small [property] portfolio in Dublin and London, which enables me to fly part time.’

When Virgin Atlantic first recruited cabin crew in Ireland in the 1980s, Catherine McGuinness knew this was going to be the job for her. “Virgin had (...)

 Chief Justice Frank Clarke at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins for his second term as President, at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Atheist Ireland on Sunday launched its “One Oath For All” campaign to enable conscientious atheists to hold the offices of President, judge, and Taois(...)

Mary Banotti: “My mother told me she’d written ‘Undecided’ across her ballot paper and I burst into tears.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For many of the women in Dublin Castle, the referendum result was the result of days, weeks or months or work. For others – some in the castle, some w(...)

Ailbhe Smyth, Frank Crummey, Carol Hunter, Gemma Hussey, Catherine McGuinness and Liz McManus at the launch in Dublin of Grandparents for Choice. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The insertion of the Eighth Amendment into the Constitution was a “catastrophic mistake” and has caused “endless suffering and heartache”, a former Fi(...)

Members of   Oireachtas group in support of a Yes vote in the Eight Amendment Referendum. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A cross-party group has formed ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment encouraging voters to repeal Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. Forme(...)

Members of the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment at the launch of Together for Yes at the Rotunda Foundation in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There was whooping, hollering and standing ovations. There were impassioned speeches and hugs aplenty. There were babies, too, lots of them, displayin(...)

Dr Peter Boylan former Master of The Maternity Hospital, Holles Street during the launch of Together for Yes campaign on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A claim that doctors in Ireland will perform late-term abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed is “plainly wrong”, the chair of the Institute of(...)

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