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Elizabeth Coppin: ‘We have been conned and scammed and they’re still denying our human rights were violated.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

A Magdalene survivor, who says she has been denied justice by the State for over 20 years, is taking her case to the United Nations. The UN Committe(...)

Elizabeth Coppin: alleges her human rights continue to be violated by the State’s “refusal to properly investigate” the alleged abuses she experienced in laundries between 1951 and 1968.    Photograph:  Joanne O’Brien

A case before the United Nations, in which a Magdalene survivor alleges she is being denied justice by the Irish State, could have far-reaching implic(...)

Elizabeth Coppin,  at her home in England. ‘Ireland has never acknowledged the truth of what happened in the laundries.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Elizabeth Coppin (70) feels “very bitter” towards the Catholic Church but “much worse towards the Irish State”. “They failed to protect me and thousa(...)

Sanctuary Runners at the Run Killarney 10k event in July, 2019.

The entrance to the IDA business park in Dungarvan is pretty unremarkable. If you didn’t work there you’d miss it. But for me it’s a cherished spot. (...)

Cllr Pa Daly of Sinn Fein (left)  on a walk around Tralee with outgoing TD Martin Ferris. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

There was a warm reception for Sinn Féin canvassers in the homes of Balloonagh /Ballyrickard, Tralee this week as they knocked on the last of hundreds(...)

Fexco’s new building in Killorglin, Co Kerry, will house its own research development and innovation centre. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Fexco has opened a €21 million research and development facility in Killorglin, Co Kerry. Dedicated to Stanford University computer scientist John M(...)

Most pundits believe Marian Harkin will win a seat. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sligo-Leitrim (four seats) Current: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF Sligo-Leitrim is one of the constituencies where Sinn Féin’s decision to run just one candidat(...)

Both Michael Healy-Rae and his brother Danny are likely to hold their seats. File photograph: Tom Honan

Kerry (five seats) Current: 2 Ind, 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 SF A real scrap is brewing in Kerry over the seat being vacated by Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris, with (...)

The  Gsoc is conducting a criminal investigation into alleged abuse of the liquor laws in Killarney and an alleged long-standing Garda failure to tackle breaches. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is conducting a criminal investigation into alleged abuse of the liquor laws in Killarney and an allege(...)

TUI members during a demonstration in 2016. Industrial action is likely to rear its head again this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Industrial strife resumes After a couple of years of industrial peace, the prospect of disruption looms. Two-tier pay rates introduced in 2011 put “(...)

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