Frances Black

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 Stormont is seen at night, in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin and the DUP had agreed a mechanism that would have prevented disputes between the parties from immediately collapsing the Northern Ireland E(...)

The decision by the US administration of President Donald Trump to drop any pretence of impartiality by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has delighted Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu but produced a stronger case for global solidarity with Palestine. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Under a Private Members Bill tabled last week by Independent Senator Frances Black, it would be illegal to purchase goods or services from illegal Isr(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin TD at Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State’s agencies showed a “shameful’’ lack of empathy with Joanne Hayes, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told the Dáil. He said it was a damnin(...)

Members of the High Hope’s Choir gathered in Windmill Lane studio. Pictured are members of the choir including Shay Healy, Don Baker and Glenn Baker. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artists including Christy Dignam of Aslan, Shay Healy, Frances Black, Don Baker and the High Hopes Choir have come together to record a charity single(...)

Senator Frances Black:  will introduce the Occupied Territories Bill and hopes it will win full cross-party support. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Bill that seeks to outlaw the purchase of goods or services produced in places occupied by Israel illegally under international law is to be introd(...)

Mary Hickman (left) and Dean Duke of Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad with Cara Sanquist of the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign at a recent meeting in London.  Photograph: Benoît Grogan-Avignon

Emigration today is different from how it was in the past. It is far more fluid, and people are no longer isolated from Ireland when they leave, no ma(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to members of the media at  the White House in Washington, DC.  File photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It’s almost a year since the world felt a little colder, a little less caring and a little less recognisable. For some the election of Donald Trump as(...)

Adrian O’Sullivan, of the Environmental Health Association said the legislation was a practical measure to limit the visibility and availability of alcohol.

New legislation is aimed at both “de-normalising” the sale of alcohol and reducing impulse buying, which accounts for almost one-third of alcohol purc(...)

 Oisín McConville: he  delivers talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gambling. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Oisín McConville told a conference on Thursday that he now delivered talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gamb(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill should be passed in its entirety including a provision to introduce minimum unit pricing on alcohol, a Senator has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

About 85 per cent of men over the age of 40 who took their own lives in Cork in the last nine years had a history of alcohol abuse, a public meeting h(...)

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