SAVITA Halappanavar was just 11-years-old when the X case judgment was handed down. Today, she’s a martyr to the political cowardice that, for two decades, refused to implement that ruling.In 2010, the European Court of Human Rights found that the Irish State had breached a cancer patient’s human rights by failing to have a legislative, or regulatory, framework in place outlining her right to a life-saving abortion.
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A consortium that owns some of Cork's best-known pubs has initiated proceedings aimed at preventing Irish Bank Resolution Corporation selling its loans to Nama.
Amanda Bynes has been released from rehab.
When you've got it, why not spend it? Brad Pitt has bought a World War II Spitfire fighter plane for £2m (€2.4m).
Three men in their 30s and 40s were being questioned last night about a horrific sex attack on two little girls attending a birthday party.
Frankie Dolan is facing a lengthy ban after an alleged assault on the fourth official after last month's Connacht Club final.
ESB and Irish Water staff who strike could be fined or jailed if their industrial action leads to supplies being cut off.
A major medical review is under way over claims more than 20 women suffered alleged "severe post-operative complications" after being treated by a leading private sector consultant.
A former air hostess infatuated with her ex-lover has a bold determination to pursue her victim, a judge has said.
Matthew Wright has claimed 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!' is a "fix".
The state pathologist has confirmed that the severed arm of a convicted rapist washed up on Dollymount Strand was cut from the body following death.
A Cork soup kitchen is feeding 1,400 people a week — a 55% rise in demand in a year. Cork Penny Dinners, which was started by the Quakers during famine times, says 2013 has been its busiest ever.
Actor George Clooney has branded celebrities who use Twitter as "morons" and branded the social networking site as "just stupid".
A drug could provide a breakthrough for Alzheimer's disease within the next five years, British scientists have said.
The successful refinancing of the €1.8bn preference shares was another positive credit event which should help improve Ireland's overall credit rating, said investors.
The Government stands to make an overall profit of up to €2.5bn from its initial €4.8bn investment in Bank of Ireland.
With Mike Sherry ruled out, Munster will have to name one of two rookie hookers to fill the Heineken Cup squad for Sunday's clash with Perpignan at Thomond Park.
My front garden is quite presentable.
MICHAEL POPE is dying to share a secret. "We have a guest vocalist on our new album but I can't tell you who it is," says Le Galaxie's singer, his voice falling to a whisper.
Three bunches of flowers, two candles, and a brief note from friends — tributes left yesterday outside the home of murder victim Susan Dunne in the heart of rural North Kerry.
Long-range weather guru Ken Ring is predicting a frosty Christmas for Ireland this year, with the south of the country most likely to get a festive snowfall.
IT IS, at best, a troubled relationship. We have in this country a prof-essional group made up of individuals we all hope we never get to meet.
The earliest known settlers in Co Cork were hunter-gatherers who lived near Fermoy more than 10,100 years ago.
Christmas has come early for animal lover Cormac Williams whose pet donkey, named Tulip, has given birth to twin foals.
A former Kerry GAA star and the latest Operation Transformation leader has said his obsession with sport cost him his marriage.
The father of a teenager beaten to death in an un-provoked attack, has written to Alan Shatter begging him to help get justice for his murdered son.
Three quarters of the €27.856m donated to the charity wing of the Central Remedial Clinic between 1998 and 2011 was not sent on to the facility.
The grandmother of a toddler with Down's syndrome has been waiting a year for a response from the Taoiseach and three government ministers to correspondence about disability cuts referred to them on her behalf by the troika.
Wherefore the halos, oh how they slip so lightly.