The door of the Magdalene laundry on Gloucester Street in  Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has warned the Department of Justice that it needs to move speedily to deal with compensation for women who worked in Magdalen(...)

There have been  ‘appalling cases of horse abuse’, Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan told the Dáil. She called for the introduction of ‘dog wardens’. File photograph.

Social media images of animal cruelty can “distort” the very good work being done by the Department of Agriculture, local authorities and animal welfa(...)

Simon Coveney: he reiterated Ireland’s commitment to recognising the state of Palestine as part of a lasting settlement to the conflict

The EU has yet to collectively agree to seek restitution for European taxpayers from Israel when it demolishes EU-funded schools, shelters and other f(...)

Pope Francis shaking hands with Katherine Zappone, at Aras an Uachtarain as part of his visit to Ireland in August. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The Government has not yet received a reply from Pope Francis to a request that the Catholic Church contribute to the cost of reparation at the former(...)

The puppy farms “are a profit-making operation churning out puppies all the time”. Photograph: Getty Images

New dog-breeding guidelines to combat Ireland’s reputation as the puppy farm capital of Europe will be published by the by end of June. Minister of S(...)

Donal  O  Sullivan from Crookstown, Co Cork, pictured leaving the Four Courts after settling   his High Court action over the death of his wife for €850,000. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who sued a GP and the HSE over the death of his wife a day after a blood test showed she had low levels of potassium has settled his High Court (...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Collins

If Dublin Central stood out as a constituency in the referendum it was for its low turnout but its high support for repeal of the Eighth Amendment. W(...)

Patrick O’Connell managed both FC Barcelona and Real Betis, and is still referred to there as ‘Don Patricio’ O’Connell.

Some women are romanced with flowers or chocolates, but when I met Mike, the man that would become my husband, I was beguiled by tales of the grandfat(...)

Pigeons on Lower Gardiner Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Anyone passing by Sheriff Youth Club in Dublin’s north inner city might notice its sparkling new all-weather football pitch. It is among the first gr(...)

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane returned a narrative verdict. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 17-month-old boy died of asphyxia after he became entangled in a blind cord. The child had been sleeping in a cot next to the window in an upstairs(...)

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