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A claim that doctors in Ireland will perform late-term abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed is “plainly wrong”, the chair of the Institute of(...)

Former Irish Times sports journalist Tom Humphries. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will not be appealing the sentence imposed on former Irish Times sports writer Tom Humphries. Humphries wa(...)

 Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness: “I was very sad to retire. But I had to go, they throw you out at 72.”  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Prison is largely ineffective for rehabilitating sex offenders, retired Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has said. Although sexual offenders (...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Jim O’Callaghan had previously insisted the Chief Justice should chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil has proposed the appointment of a retired judge to chair the new Judicial Appointments Commission in a proposed compromise with the Govern(...)

Dying: breaking a taboo

A survey by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) highlights people’s concerns around end-of-life issues. It found that most people want to be pain-free,(...)

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