Elizabeth Coppin: alleges her human rights continue to be violated by the State’s “refusal to properly investigate” the alleged abuses she experienced in laundries between 1951 and 1968.    Photograph:  Joanne O’Brien

A case before the United Nations, in which a Magdalene survivor alleges she is being denied justice by the Irish State, could have far-reaching implic(...)

Newly elected Chancellor of the University and former president of Ireland, Prof Mary McAleese (front left) in Trinity on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Prof Mary McAleese has been inaugurated as the new chancellor of Trinity College Dublin. She succeeds another former pre(...)

Prof Daire Keogh is to take over as DCU president next year, succeeding Prof Brian MacCraith. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City University (DCU) has announced the appointment of Prof Dáire Keogh as its new president. Prof Keogh, who is currently deputy president of(...)

The election for chancellor of TCD closed on Wednesday night and Mary McAleese’s name was the only one put forward. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Former president Mary McAleese has been elected unopposed as the new chancellor of Trinity College Dublin. She succeeds her predecessor in Áras an U(...)

 Activists in Argentina  disguised as characters from The Handmaid’s Tale.  In hellish, dystopian Gilead, handmaids are given the names of their captors as a way of obliterating their dignity. Photograph:  Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images

‘I tell myself it doesn’t matter, your name is like your telephone number, useful only to others; but what I tell myself is wrong – it does matter,” w(...)

New Priory estate: Of the 105 newly completed apartments, 49 are being sold on the open market, 39 will be used for social housing and 17 will be handed back to buy-to-let investors.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The cost of rebuilding Priory Hall, the notorious fire-trap Dublin apartment complex, will exceed €50 million which is five times more than originally(...)

Former president Mary McAleese speaking at the 30% Club conference in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The 30% Club Ireland, an organisation that promotes better gender balance throughout Irish businesses, has made Mary McAleese and Martin McAleese its (...)

Mr Justice John Hedigan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Court of Appeal judge Mr Justice John Hedigan has been appointed as chairman of the Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB). The board is an initi(...)

 President Michael D Higgins at the beginning of the presidential inauguration ceremony at Dublin Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwells

A happy event. A bit like fitting the nation with replacement windows to keep out the draught for another seven years. On this occasion, all done und(...)

Dr Martin McAleese is noted as having asked whether DCU “had considered the option of constructing prefabricated units” to house students on campus.  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Chancellor of Dublin City University (DCU), Dr Martin McAleese, suggested the college consider housing students in prefab accommodation to meet de(...)

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