Boris Johnson: For a politician about to reach the high office –  nobody appears to trust a word he says. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Senior figures in the Irish Government no longer wonder about whether they will be faced with Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt as the next British prime m(...)

56-year-old artist Patrick Maguire: Prison killed the child he once was

If you merely presented the facts behind the interrogation, intimidation and wrongful conviction of the family members and their friend, known togethe(...)

Patrick O’Connor’s goal helped inspire Sligo’s come back against Derry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sligo 3-11 Derry 2-12 Second half goals from Kevin McDonnell and Patrick O’Connor in a four-minute spell set up Sligo for survival as they sent Derry(...)

The missing word   is “ass”

On foot of a recent column (“The Stylebook of Leviticus”, February 8th), in which I questioned the historical wisdom of Americans in adopting “ass” as(...)

Dublin’s Donal McIlgorm and Kildare’s Daniel Courtney battle for possession during the  Leinster minor football semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 3-16 Dublin 3-13 A clinical Kildare proved too strong for a wasteful Dublin as they secured a well-deserved 3-16 to 3-13 victory in their Ele(...)

Childcare review: found that various religious orders had difficulty in ensuring the protection from abuse of those in their care

The review of the Presentation Brothers found that 54 abuse allegations have been made against 28 members (one unnamed) since January 1st, 1975, with (...)

Laicised Columban priest Patrick Maguire has been convicted a number of times both in the UK and Ireland.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

Twelve priests at the Missionary Society of St Columban (Columbans) faced 41 allegations since January 1st 1975, with one convicted in the courts,a(...)

Crosscare staff member Denis Middleton serving customers Teresa Adams, Anne Grimes and Dazy Maher at the Crosscare Cafe on Portland Row. Photograph: Alan Betson

“I feel welcome here,” says Gillian as we sit on couches at Crosscare’s Community Cafe on Portland Row in Dublin’s north inner city. She’s on m(...)