Mary Banotti: “My mother told me she’d written ‘Undecided’ across her ballot paper and I burst into tears.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For many of the women in Dublin Castle, the referendum result was the result of days, weeks or months or work. For others – some in the castle, some w(...)

Former Fine Gael minister Gemma Hussey told women at a meeting about the Eighth Amendment there has been ‘a long list of bills and inquiries and tragedies‘ since it was introduced. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael women who served as politicians when the Eighth Amendment was inserted into the Constitution in 1983 have said Friday’s referendum on repeal(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary at the memorial service for James Osborne at Trinity College Dublin on Friday. Mr O’Leary delivered a funny, but also searingly emotional tribute to his late friend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Warm and moving tributes were paid at a memorial service in Dublin on Friday for James Osborne, the Ryanair director and former managing partner of A&(...)