Creighton to vote with her conscience on abortion

Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has told the Dáil that she will vote in accordance with her conscience on the Government’s ab(...)

US first lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia  fight off an unwelcome attack of midges at Glendalough. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Glendalough – a wondrous place of myth and mystic beauty where the “midgets” are the size of horses and would ate ya alive without salt. We were warne(...)

The conservative Catholic schoolteacher from Mayo stood by his sense of duty

They don’t make croziers like they used to. Never mind the belt of one – just the cold draught from an upward swing was once enough to cow entire gove(...)

Paul Connolly (left) and Brian Jerry with their dogs, Tess and Millie, at Kilbogget Park, in Cabinteely, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Why now? Back in the 1990s Cabinteely was a sleepy little village where time seemed to have stood still. It shoulders Foxrock, Cornelscourt (...)

Brian Walsh TD: has indicated he will break with Fine Gael over abortion

The first Fine Gael Deputy to indicate publicly he will not support the Government’s proposed abortion legislation has said he(...)


Representatives of An Post and The National Women's Council of Ireland at a photocall in March 2011 to unveil the issuing of two stamps to mark International 
Women’s 
Day.
 Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

‘I love strong women,” was my friend’s final contribution to our chat about a woman we both admire. I agreed with her, and nearly added: “Proba(...)

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