Colm O Gorman

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Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said he is pushing the Vatican to have Pope Francis meet a cross-section of survivors of industrial schools, Magdalene laundries, mother and baby homes and those who suffered from clerical sex abuse during his visit to Ireland later this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has said “time is very tight” for Pope Francis to meet survivors of church abuse during his visi(...)

Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman said the agency’s primary concern was with the law and the “vague wording” and “overly broad application of the Electoral Act”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It all comes back to the legislation. The lack of clarity in the Electoral Acts around funding, foreign donations and the definition of political pur(...)

Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

A tally sign featuring a photo of Savita Halappanavar during the abortion referendum count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

  The results in five charts The Yes side has won the referendum on whether to repeal the Eig(...)

Ballot boxes are emptied as vote counting takes place after the Irish abortion referendum, at the RDS Conference centre in Dublin on May 26th, 2018. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. On Friday night the result became clear when an exit poll carried ou(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen will take part in a TV3 debate on Wednesday night.

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen has said she will take part in Wednesday night’s TV3 debate on the Eighth Amendment, having previously withdrawn (...)

The Repeal the 8th Maser artwork outside the Project Art Centre being painted over by  Cian O Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A mural backing repeal of the Eighth Amendment has reappeared in Dublin’s Temple Bar following its ordered removal from a nearby wall earlier this wee(...)

Simon Harris, Minister for Health, speaking to Caroline Alwright from Lucan with senator Lynn Ruane and Colm O Gorman, director Amnesty International on Moore Street for the launch of It’s Time to Talk campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman has insisted a controversial €137,000 donation to the organisation was not for use in i(...)

Peter Conlon.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The International Federation of the Red Cross warned its local charities last April to stop using a Dublin-registered online donation platform that al(...)

Amnesty International Ireland - headed by executive director Colm O’Gorman - is   refusing to return the money and has described Sipo’s demand as ‘unreasonable and unjust’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The George Soros-funded organisation behind a controversial €137,000 donation to Amnesty International Ireland has accused the Standards in Public Off(...)

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