John Sheehan

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Ted Cunningham indicated this morning that he wanted to plead guilty to some of the offences. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A 65-year-old financial advisor has dramatically changed his plea to guilty on the fourth day of his trial for money laundering arising out of (...)

 Joan Sheehan photographed in her house in Dungarvan getting ready for christmas with the help of her grandchildren Elizabeth Gill  and Emily Gill.  Phototgraph: Mary Browne
The real spirit of Christmas

The mere hint of a notion of opening one’s home to a crowd at Christmas may fluster most of us, but some people have a born talent for creating Christ(...)

David Taylor from Kircubbin, Co Down, with the rare Viking silver ring he discovered on his brother in-law’s farm outside a special treasure trove inquest hearing at Belfast coroner’s court. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Northern Irish man who ignored his wife’s request to bin a dirty piece of metal he found in a field has been toasting his instincts after it was dec(...)

Ireland’s legal system continues to frustrate people in search of justice for abuse they suffered as children. Photograph: Reuters

Despite many years of breast-beating by this State over its role in aiding and abetting the abuse of women and children in residential institutions, I(...)

‘What do you love most?” I asked her. “Getting away from the kids,” she said. “I like coming over the hills near Castleisland, and seeing the Kerry mo(...)

 Pro-Life Campaign supporters in a protest outside the Dáil last year. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

If you think we’re having a debate on abortion at the moment, I’m afraid you’re mistaken. The Government hasn’t engaged in any sort of real debate sin(...)

Prof Kevin Malone, School of Medicine & Medical Science at UCD and St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Psychiatrists could be seen to be the “gatekeepers to abortion” if the provision allowing for terminations wh(...)

Prof Kevin Malone of UCD at the launch of his report Suicide in Ireland 2003-2008 yesterday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Government’s plans to legislate for abortion could have the unintended consequence of pushing more young men towards suicide, according to (...)

Seán Sherlock: Church should “carefully consider its position before making incendiary statements”

A Labour junior minister has warned the Catholic Church not to make “incendiary comments”(...)

Jerry Buttimer: said the committee had gone to great lengths to ensure that there was balance among the witnesses

More than 50 medical and legal experts will give evidence to a special Oireachtas committee hearing on the Government’s draft (...)

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