Stephen O’Riordan: Hoping to take a seat in the three-seat Cork North West constituency which has been dominated by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for decades

The brother of disability rights activist, Joanne O’Riordan who chronicled her story in the highly-acclaimed documentary, No Limbs, No Limits, is to r(...)

 President Michael D Higgins, accompanied by Shadow, one of his two Bernese Mountain Dogs, greeting Joanne O’Riordan at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Joanne O’Riordan was beaming as she emerged from Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday afternoon with President Michae(...)

Young Joanne O’Riordan is already something of a national hero. Born with Tetra-amelia syndrome, an extremely rare condition characterised by t(...)

The entrance of the former Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some of the survivors of the Magdalene laundries will receive their first compensation payments from the State before Christmas, Minister for Justice (...)

Magdalene survivor Mary Smyth: ‘The Government are dragging their heels on the issue.’ Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The death of another woman who had been in a Magdalene laundry has been met with fury and upset by a representative group who have questioned the ongo(...)

Magdalene survivors Marina Gambold (left) and Maureen Sullivan (right) , the youngest known survivor admitted to the Irish Magdalene laundry system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

One of the groups representing survivors of the Magdalene laundries has called on people to boycott Mass and to withhold donations to local churches (...)

Survivors of Magdalene Laundries on their way into Leinster House to sit in the public gallery for the debate on the McAleese Magdalene report in February. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on the four religious orders who ran the Magdalene laundries to “reflect” on their refusal to pay into a redress schem(...)

Maureen Sullivan, Mary Smith, Dianne Croghan and Marina Gambold at a press conference by Magdalene Survivors Together to give their response to the Government’s redress scheme.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The two main survivors’ groups gave contrasting reactions to the Quirke report, with some former residents warning they may bypass the redress scheme (...)

Survivors of the Magdalene laundries have described as ’utterly pointless’ a reported recommendation that there should be a reconciliation forum between them and the religious orders who ran the institutions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The

Survivors of the Magdalene laundries have described as “utterly pointless” a reported recommendation that there should be a reconciliation forum betwe(...)