A Department of Justice executive committed to a review of legislation criminalising the purchase of sex to assess its impact on the  rights of sex workers. Photograph: Getty Images

A Government delegation to the United Nations has been criticised as “vague and unhelpful” in its responses to questions about abortion. Ireland was(...)

Hamlet Sweeney of Nucleus Music Song Studio at his desk in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Behind an unassuming door on the top floor of a Dublin city centre building a quiet revolution is taking shape. Inside, the branding on the computer s(...)

Gavan Ring on The Barber of Seville: “To sing Rossini, I tell ya, you’d be sweating at the end of it”

In the taxi on the way to meet baritone Gavan Ring (28), from Kerry, I find myself telling the driver who I’m off to see. “I don’t believe you,” he s(...)