Noel Whelan

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Members of the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign at the International Women’s Day march in 2017. Photograph: John Wells

On May 21st, 2015, the day before Ireland voted to introduce marriage equality, #HometoVote began to trend on Twitter. By 5pm on the day of the refere(...)

The judge said he had been caught “somewhat red-handed” regarding the phone theft operation, which she said “was not the work of a criminal genius”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A father-of-two who used a forged bank statement to secure a loan from a credit union, claiming he needed to buy a wheelchair for his disabled daughte(...)

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on Bill Kenneally’s appeal against the severity of  sentence for abusing 10 teenage boys in the 1980s. File photograph: Patrick Browne

A judge who sentenced Bill Kenneally for abusing 10 teenage boys in the 1980s seemed “vengeful” and inappropriately addressed his mind to redress for (...)

The fiscal space is this big: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, former CNN presenter Gina London and former deputy first minister Mark Durkan at the Kennedy Summer School. Photograph: Mary Browne

The new political season is upon us. It landed with the last of the summer schools and the autumn sound of calls for the Garda Commissioner to resign.(...)

Shane Ross: at the Minister’s insistence, the Dáil spent hours debating the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

This week’s Dáil debate on the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill was not so much new politics, or old politics. It was just fake politics. It i(...)

Political gamble: Máire Whelan is formally appointed to the Court of Appeal by President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Leo Varadkar’s first 10 days as Taoiseach have upended the central relationship in both Government and politics between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil and (...)

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has failed to replicate last season’s form  . Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Nineteen years ago, Howard Wilkinson came to Dublin to talk to some students about football. He was then the last English manager to have won the Engl(...)

Men dressed as the Three Kings take part in a traditional parade  in San Sebastian, Spain. The procession celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany, on January 6th. Photograph: Javier Etxezarreta/EPA

1. Almost 8,000 multiple-ban drivers still behind wheel - RSA There are almost 8,000 drivers on Ireland’s roads who have multiple concurrent disquali(...)

We do not want to see judges on the inside appointing their chosen ones. What sort of replacement would that be for political cronyism?

It is important, as the chief justice has said, that politicians and judges “owe respect to the other”. And so we should. Yet a prerequisite for such (...)

The world’s largest protected marine park has been created in the Antarctic Ocean. File photograph: Pauline Askin/Reuters

1. Seán Dunne says he did not visit €58m Dublin house before buying it The bankrupt property developer Seán Dunne has told the official overseeing hi(...)

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