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.


Alone in the dark

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

 Seán FitzPatrick's status in the public mind is unlikely to change as a result of Wednesday's verdict. Picture: Courtpix

Anglo Trial: Brave decision by the jury pushed back against the national mood

Can you imagine the outcry if charges had been preferred against Anglo executives but not Seánie?

Sean Fitzpatrick

FitzPatrick - the determined banker who wanted to sit at the top table

At the Greencore AGM in May 2005, a group of dissident and highly vocal shareholders lashed out at the then CEO David Dilger over the company’s sluggish growth performance.

 New beginnings: The entrance of the Education Centre at the Garda Síochána College, Templemore. Co, Tipperary. Picture: Denis Scannell

More red tape or a better thin blue line?

A police authority will uncouple the close relationship between the justice minister and Garda commissioner, says Cormac O’Keeffe.

 A worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at a school campus at Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. Picture: Bullit Marquez/AP

Long fight for justice for relatives of Flight MH370 victims

With Flight MH370 having been missing for over a month, lawyers are gearing up to fight for relatives seeking compensation. The US could be the battleground, writes Gillian Wong

A pro Russian Protest in the Ukrainian city of Donestsk in March.

West has options to counter Russians march to restore greatness

Vladimir Putin wants to restore Russia to what he claims is its former glory. And Ukraine is the starting point, writes Richard Haass

 People walk past an image of the Crimean peninsula, formerly part of a sovereign Ukraine for 23 years, that has been decked in Russia's white, blue, and red colours. Picture: Getty

To stay or to go: The question that lurks following Crimean annexation

Crimea, officially annexed by Russia, is experiencing turbulent times as Vladimir Putin puts his mark on all facets of life on the peninsula, writes Alissa de Carbonnel

Women like Amina do not have the freedom to move around, limited by inadequate funds and fear of being stopped and asked for papers.

Escaping persecution to live in limbo

Amina and myself are almost the same age. We both have grown-up children. We are both grandmothers. We both left our country of birth and are living in Ireland. But because of an accident of birth, our lives could not be more different.

Former Rehab CEOs Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery have refused to attend Public Accounts Committee hearings chaired by John McGuinness on payments to executives at the charity.

Rehab finances: The issue that refuses to go away

The refusal of ex-Rehab CEOs Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery to explain themselves — and a series of financial deals — in public will again come under the microscope during an emergency Dáil Public Accounts Committee meeting today, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith.