Ireland has begun to tread the path towards legalising abortions in certain strict circumstances. The decision, reached last night by the Irish cabinet, follows the death last year of Savita Halappanavar.
Now that Enda Kenny has apologised to the victims of the Magdalene laundries scandal in Ireland, Claudia Tomlinson asks how far back retrospective government apologies should go.
David Cameron has seen his stance over the EU come under fire yet again, this time by business leaders. A letter in the Financial Times, which includes such signatories as Sir Richard Branson (chairman of the Virgin Group) and Chris Gibson-Smith (London Stock Exchange chairman), has been sent ahead of Cameron’s speech in the Netherlands [...]
Conn Mac Gabhann looks at contemporary British colonialism in the light of the review of the murder of Northern Ireland solicitor Pat Finucane.
The leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin TD, has attacked Sinn Fein’s failure “to be open about their past or apologise for it”.
History was made today in Northern Ireland as the Queen shook hands with Martin McGuinness, reports Shamik Das.
A rejection of the European Union treaty in the upcoming Irish referendum would be seen as a success for Sinn Féin and inject hope into the party.
Kevin Meagher reports on the downfall of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, a man so dodgy he makes David ‘Cash for Access’ Cameron look positively incorruptible.
Alex Hern covers the ballsy attempt by the Irish Independent to smear a pair of Polish migrants by mistranslating an article that was freely available for all to check
Ed Jacobs reports on the latest developments from Ireland over the budget brought on by the eurozone crisis.