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Protesters outside Leinster House in Dublin as the Dáil resumes after the Christmas break. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

For strong leadership in times of great national crisis, when the people cry out for courage, inspiration and a doughty bulldog spirit, one name comes(...)

Dolores O’Riordan was found dead in a bath in her room at London’s Park Lane Hilton on January 15th, 2018 aged 46. Photograph: EPA

Hundreds of people attended the first anniversary Mass of singer Dolores O’Riordan in Co Limerick on Sunday. The Cranberries singer was found dead in(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey at the Four Courts on Wednesday for the second day of his High Court action against Iconic Newspapers, publishers of the ‘Kilkenny People’. Photograph: Collins Courts

When Crotty the Robber stood on the gallows in Waterford city in 1742, he probably assumed his courtroom days were behind him. He was wrong. And whe(...)

A recent study by NUI Galway indicated that about 70 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men reported experiencing some level of sexual hostility by the end of their third level studies. Photograph: iStockphoto

Sexual consent classes for students should be embedded across all third level colleges, according to the Minister of State for Higher Education. Mary (...)

A child during the World Meeting of Families closing Mass in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

At major public events, when a child is lost, it’s not unusual to hear an announcement calling for a parent to claim their little darling. Not much (...)

 Pope Francis shakes hands with Katherine Zappone, Minister  for Children and Youth Affairs, at a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin  in Dublin. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The pope and the Minister for Children clasped hands beneath the portico. As greetings go, this one went on far longer than protocol might require. Wh(...)

When the huge poster was unveiled on Tuesday, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin posed happily beside it.  Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

While Sinn Féin may be dithering over whether or not to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing, the selfie-loving minister has no (...)

A tally sign featuring a photo of Savita Halappanavar during the abortion referendum count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

  The results in five charts The Yes side has won the referendum on whether to repeal the Eig(...)

Repeal supporters at Dublin’s RDS wait for the start of the count. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Counting of votes in the abortion referendum is well under way throughout the country, with the early tallies confirming the astonishing news broken b(...)

In all the justifiable outrage about the  failures of the State’s cervical cancer screening programme brought to light by Vicky Phelan’s legal action, we must not lose sight of the brutal truth that unnecessary death is a systemic question. Photograph: Collins Courts

Karl Marx famously claimed that everything in history happens twice – the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. But when it comes to women’(...)

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