When a taxi driver and her female passenger fell victim to a terrifying ordeal, nothing in the way of investigating a crime was undertaken by gardaí, says Special Correspondent Michael Clifford


Glasgow loss ramps up pressure on Ulster

Glasgow 27 Ulster 9
An outstanding performance from Glasgow Warriors took their unbeaten run to five matches as they beat Ulster 27-9, while also moving them to within a point of their second-placed opponents in the RaboDirect Pro12.This story is enriched with multi-media content



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Pope Francis washes the foot of a man at the Don Gnocchi Foundation Center in Rome, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)



Neil Cusack walking in Cratloe Woods, Co. Clare. Picture: Kieran Clancy
King of the road

Limerick’s own Neil Cusack saw a lot in America, like hillbillies with shotguns chasing athletes, but for a moment he owned America too. This weekend 40 years ago he won the oldest and most celebrated city marathon in the world, a moment that brought a welcome sense of joy and colour and even the exotic to Ireland 1974


Traveller rights must be recognised

When journalist Brenda Power claimed in a newspaper article that feuding was the main expression of Traveller culture and that Traveller males are lazy, violent, drunken, and misogynistic, she evoked a response that has not been seen since Mary Ellen Synon attacked the Paralympics in 2000.


Political inaction will cost us the Earth

MARY Robinson would never cut it as Flash Gordon. While Flash had only 14 hours to save the universe, Mrs Robinson has given us all of 20 years to save the planet.


Labour were never going to walk on water

AT LEAST it was fitting in Holy Week that we asked the question: Will Labour walk on water?


’Screaming is a constant’ amid Guantanamo force-feedingBy Shona Murray

Fashion & Beauty

Forget Easter eggs and indulge in cracking beauty treats insteadBy Lisa Haynes

Food & Drink

Eggsciting treats this EasterBy Roz Crowley

Health & Life

Bullying scars ‘remain after 40 years’By John von Radowitz

Home & Interiors

Separate the matched look by uncouplingBy Carol O’Callaghan


Protecting a pirate’s treasure at Westport HouseBy Clodagh Finn

Arts, Film & TV

Best of the Week’s TV (April 12-18)by Des O’Driscoll (Twitter @desodr1)


Minding our wildflowers By Donal Hickey

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