Deirdre Duffy

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LillyRose Wogan (11) asking a question during the Children’s Hustings in The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal

A young girl took the microphone and the room was silenced. A panel of politicians assembled to address the concerns and questions of Irish children p(...)

Nat O Connor (Labour), Deirdre Duffy (Fine Gael), Cllr Peter Kavanagh (Green Party), Cllr Deirdre O Donovan (Fiann Fáil), Aengus Ó Maoláin (Social Democrats), Sarah Monaghan (The Wheel)

State funding for charities needs to be done on a multiannual basis and for a minimum of three years, The Wheel has stated. The organisation, which r(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald on the canvass in Dublin Central. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

Dublin Central (four seats) Current: 1 SF, 1 FG, 1 Ind Mary Lou McDonald is the only near certainty for election in Dublin Central, which for decade(...)

The Bill had proposed setting a minimum passing distance of up to 1.5 metres between a motorist and a cyclist. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Road safety campaigners have said the Government could learn from the success of British police forces in prosecuting motorists who do not keep a safe(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD casting his vote in the Eighth Amendment referendum at Scoil Thomas, Castleknock, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The State should consider removing the 18-month limit on Irish emigrants returning home to vote and should also consider allowing expanded postal voti(...)


We’re into the final week of this long and divisive campaign. Just a few days remain until repealers and retainers alike hold their breath and wait fo(...)

Ailbhe Smyth will co-chair the Together for Yes campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment plan to launch their nationwide umbrella campaign next week in Dublin under the banner “Together fo(...)

 Rapidly-changing performances of the masculine self – from Conor McGregor (above)  to Donald Trump.

A group of students and teachers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently got together to start a Men’s Project. It was “a six-week course ope(...)

Ireland’s Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe following the lightweight women’s double sculls final at Rio 2016. File photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

The parents of Irish Olympic rower Sinead Lynch have thanked their neighbours and friends for helping to “soften the blow’ of their daughter’s disappo(...)

The juryless Special Criminal Court heard 16 cases last year, including that of Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, whose case took 32 days. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The next available trial date in the Special Criminal Court is more than two years away but this will shorten immediately when a second court begins o(...)

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