Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

A group of lawyers say the Eighth Amendment, which gives an equal right to life to the mother and her unborn child, could be altered, rather than a question being posed over whether it should be removed.

Access to abortion in the “hard cases” of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormalities could be dealt with by amending the Constitution, a group of lawy(...)

Despite having a smaller loan book than Bank of Ireland, AIB issued over 50 per cent more High Court summary judgment actions against borrowers last year compared with its main rival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

State-owned AIB was by far the most aggressive Irish bank of 2015 in terms of chasing customers through the courts for alleged unpaid debts, accordin(...)