Why are parents bringing their children to be shot in Northern Ireland?
Paramilitary punishment shootings and beatings have risen in Northern Ireland by 60% in four years, according to new figures, with police saying some parents are bringing their own children to be "punished" by gangs for crimes such as drug dealing.
22 Mar 2018
'Toxic virus of misogyny' plagues Catholic Church, ex-Irish president says
The "gravitational pull of patriarchy, empire, misogyny and homophobia" has drained respect for the Catholic Church, former Irish President Mary McAleese said at a conference in Rome.
14 Mar 2018
Irish government PR spins close to propaganda
The Strategic Communications Unit, recently established by the government, has come under fire this week for directing newspapers to publish paid-for advertorials without using the word “advertising”.
9 Mar 2018
Anger erupts over theater's decision not to publish misconduct report
The board of Dublin’s Gate Theatre, one of Ireland’s longest running theaters, announced this week it will not release a report detailing allegations of inappropriate behavior and abuse of power by the theatre’s former artistic director.
28 Feb 2018
Some Irish students can finally 'opt out' of religion classes
As the population of Ireland diversifies and religious belief weakens, schools must provide alternative options to religious instruction or worship. However, not all children will enjoy that freedom.
21 Feb 2018
Asylum seekers allowed to work in Ireland, with restrictions
Asylum seekers in Ireland have been granted the right to work but must pay up to €1,000 for a permit and are excluded from jobs in 60 sectors, including hospitality, healthcare, construction and childcare.
15 Feb 2018
1 in 10 online child sex abuse images discovered in Ireland feature infants
Half of them show the rape of a child, according to new data published this week. Statistics also reveal that pedophiles have learned to disguise their online activity.
7 Feb 2018
Irish government agrees to propose referendum on abortion
On Monday, the Irish Government reached a historic agreement to propose a referendum to liberalize Ireland’s abortion laws. It will give people born since 1965 their first opportunity to vote on the issue.
31 Jan 2018
Dolores O'Riordan: Voice of a generation of Irish women
The lead singer of The Cranberries was laid to rest in her hometown in County Limerick this week. Her sudden death in a London hotel room at the age of 46 made headlines all over the world.
24 Jan 2018
Woman accused of 'Kerry Babies' murder gets long-overdue apology
Irish police finally issued an apology in a case that sparked a national debate about sexual morality and exposed ugly truths about the treatment of women in Irish society.
18 Jan 2018
If the Irish are 'wealthier than ever', why don't we feel it?
This year marks a decade since recession hit Ireland in 2008. Economically -- on paper at least -- the recovery has been remarkable. Yet the headline figures on economic progress hide recession scars, which many households are still suffering.
10 Jan 2018
Ireland's abortion regime too cruel even for Trump
The Irish regime threatens women who had an abortion and their doctors with penalties more severe than those generally imposed on child rapists. A referendum likely to be held in summer 2018 may change that.
20 Dec 2017
Not Irish enough for free university fees
Irish emigrants who have been living outside the EU for at least three years lose their entitlement to free fees at Irish third-level colleges and universities. Why?
13 Dec 2017
Ireland shows its strength in Brexit negotiations
If, for the first time in 800 years, Ireland is proving to be in a much stronger political position than Britain, what does that say about what Brexit is doing to Britain’s strength?
6 Dec 2017
Irish Deputy Prime Minister resigns after a whistleblower controversy
In the run up to Christmas, the last thing the Irish public wanted was a snap general election. But up to lunchtime on Tuesday, after a week of political posturing that had whipped itself into a crisis, it was looking increasingly likely.
29 Nov 2017
When mothers can't afford to work
The number of stay-at-home mothers in Ireland has fallen quite dramatically, yet they still outnumber their male counterparts by more than 40 times. Only 3 out 5 Irish women work. What seems to be the obstacle?
22 Nov 2017
Is Ireland entering another property bubble?
House prices are predicted to rise by at least 12% in the next three years -- a statistic that shoots right to the heart of first-time buyers. Average prices in Dublin are rising by 100 euros per day, 4.50 euros per hour, or 7 cents a minute.
17 Nov 2017
When rapists remain unnamed
In Ireland, those accused of rape are only publicly identified if convicted, but in reality, most are never named, even after conviction, due to strict laws protecting the identity of their victims.
8 Nov 2017
Politicians not speaking the same language -- deadlock in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing government for 10 months, with a proposed Irish language act considered the main issue holding up a deal. But does the divide run deeper than that?
2 Nov 2017
When banks lie to lenders -- the Irish Tracker Mortgage Scandal
The "largest scam ever perpetrated on customers in the State", was how David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation described the tracker mortgage scandal that broke in Ireland this week.
23 Oct 2017