John Mcguirk

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John McGuirk, editor of Gript. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Facebook is examining a commercial arrangement between Irish news website Gript and a company linked to Cambridge Analytica which breached privacy law(...)

John McGuirk, editor of Gript, which was founded last year as ‘a platform for views which challenge establishment thinking’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A news website established and funded by anti-abortion campaigners has struck a commercial agreement with a Canadian company found to have broken priv(...)

Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman said the agency’s primary concern was with the law and the “vague wording” and “overly broad application of the Electoral Act”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It all comes back to the legislation. The lack of clarity in the Electoral Acts around funding, foreign donations and the definition of political pur(...)

 Supporters gather at Dublin Castle to await the final results of the referendum to repeal the Eighth  amendment. Photograph:   Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The handover period is over. The fiction of Ireland as a conservative, dogmatically Catholic country has been shattered. The past is left back there, (...)

A tally sign featuring a photo of Savita Halappanavar during the abortion referendum count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

  The results in five charts The Yes side has won the referendum on whether to repeal the Eig(...)

Campaigners gather in the main square at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which bans abortion, by an overwhelming majority. The Yes side won the referendu(...)

 Charmaine Van Maren, with her daughter Charlotte, joined supporters at the Save the 8th campaign’s final press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will have one of the most liberal abortion regimes in Europe if Friday’s referendum is passed, the No campaign warned during its final press c(...)

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen will take part in a TV3 debate on Wednesday night.

Anti-abortion campaigner Maria Steen has said she will take part in Wednesday night’s TV3 debate on the Eighth Amendment, having previously withdrawn (...)

Posters

We’re into the final week of this long and divisive campaign. Just a few days remain until repealers and retainers alike hold their breath and wait fo(...)

 John McGuirk in the No campaign HQ, ‘Life House’, Gardiner Place, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a supposedly democratic contest that has nonetheless raised suspicions, with long-standing rumours of votes swayed by underhand tactics and nefar(...)

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