IRELAND

#8thRef Analysis: Two-thirds majority would give firm mandate to continue with plan for 12-week abortion access

The scale of the predicted 68-32% abortion referendum yes vote victory is likely to hamstring ongoing opposition to the Government's 12-week abortion access plans when the issue returns to the Dáil in the coming months.


TODAY'S NEWS

Cost of insurance crippling charities and festivals

The “legal extortion” of crippling insurance premiums is threatening the existence of Ireland’s social fabric, including farmers’ marts, festivals and community celebrations, GAA clubs, and even children’s charities.

TODAY'S SPORT

Rory motoring at Wentworth

Former champion Rory McIlroy found the spark he was looking for with his best ever opening round in the BMW PGA Championship, despite a final hole which was far from picture perfect.


LIFESTYLE

A walk down memory lane

The Young Offenders introduced The Frank & Walters to a whole new audience, so much so that next weekend they headline Cork’s Right Here Right Now festival. From Sir Henry’s to their old rehearsing venues, the band marks the event by taking Ed Power on a walking tour of the city that made them