The award is given each year to individuals and groups that  best embody the fighting spirit of Cork-born, American trade unionist and children’s rights activist, Mother Jones.

A mother and baby home survivors group has been honoured with this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones Award for its efforts to ensure that more than 800 ba(...)

The man had initiated proceedings against the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 2011 alleging he was sexually abused in the 1960s while a national school pupil.

A man who has sued over being sexually abuse by a Christian Brother at national school wants the High Court to overturn the State Claims Agency’s refu(...)

Ex-gratia scheme arises from  ECHR case won seven years ago by Louise O’Keeffe (above), who was abused in the 1970s by Leo Hickey, then principal of the national school in Dunderrow. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeeney/Provision

The revised Department of Education scheme for compensating people who suffered sexual abuse while in day schools has been criticised on two separate (...)

The European Court of Human Rights found Ireland had failed to protect Louise O’Keeffe from teacher Leo Hickey. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Courts

The Government is to reopen a revised scheme for victims of sexual abuse in schools following pressure from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commis(...)

 In 2014, the European Court of Human Rights found that Ireland had failed to protect Louise O’Keeffe from  teacher Leo Hickey when she had been at school in west Cork. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Courts

Ireland continues to withhold redress from alleged victims of sexual abuse in schools seven years after the European Court of Human Rights judgment wo(...)

Sanita Pušpure (39), who won the Women’s Single Sculls World Championship in Plovdiv in Bulgaria in 2018 and successfully defended her title in Ottensheim in Austria in 2019, has admitted she was surprised to be chosen as Cork Person of the Year for 2020.

Double World and European Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure has been given a timely boost as she prepares for the delayed Olympics in Tokyo by being chos(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing a virtual meeting of tourism industry experts organised by the Irish Hospitality Institute. Photograph: Maxwells.

The best memorial to honour the efforts and sacrifice of front line workers, who have led the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic, would be to ensure (...)

Antoinette Keegan speaking at a press conference last year as relatives of Stardust fire victims gathered at the announcement of a new inquest into the deaths. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A woman who lost her two teenage sisters in the Stardust fire and has spent the past four decades campaigning to find out the cause of the blaze has b(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin says that he is well aware of the issues raised in an email he received at the weekend from children rights campaigner Louise O’Keeffe on foot of her successful action against the Irish state in the European Court of Human Rights in 2014. File photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has re-affirmed a commitment he made in opposition to set up an ex-gratia payment system for people who were sexually abused (...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s. Photograph: Collins

Children’s rights campaigner Louise O’Keeffe has called on both Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to deliver on promises to compensat(...)

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