Fiona Ryan  and her finance Jonathan Mathis left the country with their young son   recently after experiencing online abuse following their participation in an advertising campaign for Lidl supermarket.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Twitter has defended how it deals with harmful content after a mixed-race Co Meath couple left Ireland following a death threat and abusive and racist(...)

Fiona Ryan with Jon Mathis have had ‘huge support’ and spent the weekend in Ireland with family, but plan to leave again. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A mixed-race Co Meath couple, who have left Ireland after a death threat and abusive and racist comments online , say they will not speak publicly aga(...)

Fiona Ryan and Jonathan Mathis received abuse after they featured in an advertising campaign for the Lidl supermarket chain. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A mixed-race Co Meath couple who appeared in an ad campaign for supermarket chain Lidl has decided to leave Ireland after being subjected to abuse onl(...)

Fiona Ryan with Jon Mathis, who experienced online abuse after featuring in an ad campaign for the Lidl supermarket chain. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

A mixed-race Co Meath couple say they may leave Ireland after being subjected to abuse online following their participation in an advertising campaign(...)

Oughterard campaign leaders say the help of the far-right is not welcome.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last March, the organisers of a meeting in Lismore, called to help a Syrian refugee family as they arrived in the picturesque Waterford town, had an u(...)

A still image from a recent video by Gemma O’Doherty on YouTube.

Last week Google terminated the YouTube account of Irish journalist Gemma O’Doherty, alleging that she had violated their hate speech policies. The vi(...)

A still image from a recent video by Gemma O’Doherty on YouTube. The company said her account has been terminated for violating YouTube’s policy on hate speech.

YouTube has permanently removed failed European parliament candidate Gemma O’Doherty’s account for what it says are violations of its policies aimed a(...)

The matter  arises from a documentary about the  unsolved disappearance of Mary Boyle  in 1977 posted by Gemma O’Doherty on YouTube. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The estate of Co Donegal councillor and hotelier Sean McEniff, who died two years ago, was on Wednesday substituted as plaintiff in a defamation claim(...)

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People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith: knew what Leo was going to say even before he stopped himself saying it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

We had forgotten about Leo being lost for words until Bríd Smith reminded us during Leaders’ Questions on Wednesday. The People Before Profit TD brou(...)

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