The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Greg Pepper holds a photograph of his sister Antoinette, who died from septicaemia in St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin in 1988 after giving birth in the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The family of a Dublin woman who died from septicaemia after giving birth in the National Maternity Hospital 25 years ago has appealed for an inquest (...)