Human Rights

Q&A Mary Lawlor: Defending the rights defenders

The founder of Front Line Defenders discusses the state of human rights today and defending those who protect them.

Ireland

Ballinasloe Horse Fair: An ancient Irish tradition

One of Europe's oldest horse fairs, it's also a meeting point for members of the Irish Traveller community.

Inside Story

Has Ireland given illegal tax incentives to Apple?

The European Commission says the Irish government helped Apple artificially lower its tax bill for more than 20 years.

Environment

EU orders Apple to repay record $14.5bn in taxes

Ireland deals enabled tech firm to avoid paying taxes on almost all profits from sales within EU market, says official.

Walls of Shame: Northern Ireland's Troubles

A look at life on both sides of the barriers dividing two warring communities.

Politics

Ireland marks centenary of rising against British rule

Thousands march in Ireland to commemorate the 1916 revolt that led to its independence from Britain.

Racism

Black Lives Matter and the 'Irish slave' myth

Are memes calling the Irish "the first slaves" an attempt to derail conversations about slavery and modern-day racism?

Human Rights

Ireland: Women speak out against abortion laws

Thousands of Irish women travel to England each year as restrictive laws put them at mental and physical risk.

Health

Ireland's compensation for symphysiotomy victims ending

Legal experts condemn compensation scheme for women who were crippled by Irish doctors during childbirth.

Ireland

Survivors remember Ireland's Magdalene laundries

Women incarcerated in Catholic Church-run institutions and forced to work for free remember those who died in them.

Ireland

Irish election: Prime Minister Enda Kenny admits defeat

Parties to start negotiations seeking alliances to form government, after ruling coalition falls short of victory.

Ireland

Irish election: Ruling coalition loses voter support

Exit poll projects that PM Enda Kenny's government will not secure majority as voters react to uneven economic recovery.

Ireland

Homeless Irish families face eviction on election day

As talk revolves around an Irish economic recovery, the growing number of homeless families say they see no sign of it.

Elections

Austerity-weary Ireland votes in uncertain election

Opinion surveys show incumbent pro-austerity coalition could be voted out of power amid growing anger over taxes.

Human Rights

Irish women sawn open during childbirth seek justice

Victims of the brutal practice of symphysiotomy share their stories and question the government's redress scheme.