John Allen

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Louise O’Keeffe with the Spirit of Mother Jones award. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Campaigner Louise O’Keeffe told of how honoured and humbled she felt to become the first Cork person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award, whic(...)

John Allen Chau: told his parents “not be angry at them [the tribespeople] or at God if I get killed”.

An American man who was killed by an isolated tribe on a remote Indian island wrote to his parents hours before his death that he wanted to “declare J(...)

 Carnacon’s Erina Flannery and Michelle McGing celebrate after beating Mourneabbey in the All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football Championship Final in Parnell Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

It was about a year and a half ago I sat in my college apartment familiarising myself once again with Victoria Lodge, Apartment 63 in Cork. I had retu(...)

 Michael Shields lifts the trophy as St Finbarr’s celebrate  victory over Duhallow in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Once, they were GAA royalty. Above them, only sky. When St Finbarr’s lifted their third All-Ireland club football title in 1987 after a 0-10 to 0-7 v(...)

Victims are not eligible for compensation if they were an abuser’s first victim or if the abuser’s other victims had declined to come forward for whatever reason.

The Ombudsman for Children and the State’s human rights watchdog have urged the Government to greatly expand the redress scheme for children abused in(...)

John Kiely: “When you have confidence, and you have the work done, you know there is a chance to at least give yourself the opportunity to win matches.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick manager John Kiely said he detected something way back in February when they defeated Offaly in Tullamore that suggested this might be a spec(...)

Abuse survivor John Allen (left) with his application to the ECJ, fellow survivor Christopher Rainbow (right) and campaigner Mark Vincent Healy. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A group of survivors of sexual abuse in primary schools who are not eligible for the State redress scheme has sent their case to the European Court o(...)

Richard McEvoy of England poses with the trophy after his victory on the 18th hole during the final round of the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Course in Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Richard McEvoy claimed his maiden European Tour title after a dramatic finish to the Porsche European Open in Hamburg. The 39-year-old sunk a 20-foot(...)

A group of abuse victims pictured outside the Dáil on Wednesday to mark a motion  on reforms to a State abuse redress scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has been defeated by 84 votes to 44 on a Dáil motion to allow victims of primary school sexual abuse to seek redress on the same basis (...)

John Allen, front, and members of  VOCADS outside the Dáil to mark a motion due before the house on a redress scheme for victims of convicted child sex abusers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of men who were sexually abused in schools as children gathered at Leinster House on Wednesday ahead of a Dáil debate on whether the State is (...)

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