Jimmy Saville

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Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape following a trial two months ago.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nearly two months on from the end of the trial that saw Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding acquitted of raping a 19-year-old Belfast woman, it no longer (...)

‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ actor Rory Cowan with fans on Grafton Street: Mr Cowan  has contacted his solicitor after being verbally abused on Twitter.  Photograph:  Brian McEvoy

Dublin actor Rory Cowan has sought legal advice following a series of “vicious” tweets. The Mrs Brown’s Boys star told RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rour(...)

Bill Cosby’s alleged victims’ drunkenness should be irrelevant to the case

Malcolm Gladwell calls it “creeping determinism”: the name for that knew-it-all-along feeling you get when you discover that a public figure, who w(...)

Lady Valerie Goulding of the Central Remedial Clinic: her charity work was recognised in 1977 when taoiseach Jack Lynch appointed her to the Seanad

Lady Valerie Goulding, mother of Central Remedial Clinic chairman Hamilton Goulding, was a founder and later the major driving force behind the clini(...)

Rita Ora on Top of the Pops Christmas show in 2012

Two iconic TV programmes are celebrating their 50th anniversary, but only one – Doctor Who – got the full red carpet treatment. The other, Top of the (...)

Seven women made complaints against the man at the Dublin tennis club

A Health Service Executive investigation into allegations of abuse of a number of girls at a Dublin tennis club in the 1970s has been completed but is(...)

For anybody involved in the Irish-language movement, Domhnall Ó Lubhlaí (above) was revered and respected

Gearóid Ó Conchubhair was watching TV at home last October when news broke that Jimmy Savile had sexually abused scores of underage girls durin(...)

Fiona Neary of the Rape Crisis Network: “It appears that at least two opportunities in 1991 and 1998 were presented to the gardaí to investigate allegations against this very influential and powerful figure.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There have been calls for a full review by the authorities into how a leading figure in the Irish language movement escaped prosecution over allega(...)

If Jesus were alive today he would probably wear jeans or track-suits. He would not dress in clothes such as those worn by the cardinals who ga(...)