Fintan O Toole

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Disability Voices for Life will join the Save the 8th Campaign at a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday morning. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A ‘Save the 8th’ billboard campaign, featuring Joseph Cronin, a boy with Down syndrome, will begin nationwide on Tuesday in opposition to repeal of th(...)

Many people with Down syndrome are well able to advocate for themselves. Photograph: Getty Images

We should want every woman carrying a child with Down syndrome to feel that she can choose to raise that child in the knowledge that she and her child(...)

Down Syndrome Ireland called for  an end to “exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome to promote campaign views”.

All sides in the abortion referendum debate must “stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome” the main representative group for people and(...)

A cormorant flies over the South Wall as storm Ophelia builds off the East Coast. The story fascinated a public obsessed with meteorological matters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

My late grandma never missed the weather forecast on TV. In fact, she never missed either of the evening weather bulletins – the one after Six O’Clock(...)

Reclining Rossmesiter. “Some of the character names,” Paul Howard couldn’t help but notice, “were not as funny as the real names of many of the competition entrants.”

I was overwhelmed by the response to the competition to create a character for the next Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book. There were hundreds of entries and (...)

Domhnall Gleeson As has been noted by many on Twitter, he feels like a lad we know from school. But he’s actually a lad from Star Wars. “Domhnall” pr(...)

Gabriel Byrne and Ralph Fiennes in ‘My Astonishing Self’

My Astonishing Self (RTÉ1, Wednesday, 9.35pm) is a documentary about the many transformations of George Bernard Shaw, began with the long and slender (...)

Arlene Foster:  said  the “economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom will not be compromised in any way”

Northern Ireland’s union with Scotland, England and Wales is described by the DUP as its “guiding star”, and always to the forefront of its representa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called the Department of Justice ‘dysfunctional’ on Tuesday, but it is worse than that, says Fintan O’Toole.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called the Department of Justice “dysfunctional” on Tuesday, but it is worse than that, says Fintan O’Toole. The failure by th(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

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