Colm O Gorman

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Campaigns to retain or get rid of the Eighth Amendment are well under way already on the streets. Photographs: The Irish Times

This weekend, 99 men and women will meet in Dublin Castle to begin their deliberations in the new Citizens’ Assembly. The first item on their agenda w(...)

Protesters outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin against the killing of civilians in Aleppo. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Hours after the UN special envoy for Syria warned eastern Aleppo could be destroyed by Christmas, more than 40 people stood outside the Russian Embass(...)

 Rally for Life anti-abortion demonstration on O’Connell Street, Dublin in 2013.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Thousands of people will march through the streets of Dublin today demanding that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which underpins Ireland’s (...)

Last year we had a big conversation. At the end of it we said “Yes”, not just to marriage equality, but to a Republic which reflects the best of us.

We Irish are known for our love of words, for our verbosity. Why use a few words, when there are so many that can be woven into every sentence? Part o(...)

A bird’s eye view of Electric Picnic 2015 in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Bouzon/Inpho/Red Bull

The Electric Picnic has announced a new section, a festival parade and details for its Mindfield events ahead of the September festival. New to Stra(...)

Seculer supporters of the main opposition Republic Public Party (CHP) rally at Taksim Square, in Istanbul, on Sunday.  Photograph: EPA

The purge of suspected supporters of a failed military coup has escalated in Turkey as rights groups claim detainees are being subjected to torture, b(...)

Colm O’Gorman: “International law prohibits Ireland from returning anyone to a country where they would be at real risk of torture or other serious human rights violations”

The man alleged to be one of the foremost supporters of Islamic State in the jurisdiction has been deported to Jordan. The man, who cannot be named (...)

The apology from Minister for Health Simon Harris to Amanda Mellet (centre) was an important moment. Hopefully it indicates that the Government fully accepts the UN committee’s decision, and will act upon it without equivocation. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In 2011, Amanda Mellet was denied an abortion in Ireland after learning her pregnancy had a fatal foetal impairment. She travelled to the UK to underg(...)

Ibrahim Halawa:  Has been in prison since August 2013, when he was arrested at the Fateh mosque in Cairo during protests against the ousting of then-president Mohamed Morsi

The family of Irish man Ibrahim Halawa has said it is “devastated” after his trial in Egypt was postponed until October at the earliest, dashing hope(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, hold a poster of him at their home in Dublin in 2014.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A verdict is expected today in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa, whose detention in Egypt for almost three years has drawn international condemnation. Mr(...)

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