James Brokenshire expected to be urged to set Stormont election date

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire is expected to face calls to name the date for the second Stormont election in eight months.

Citizens’ Assembly will take longer to discuss abortion

The Citizens’ Assembly has been given extra time to consider the issue of the eighth amendment.

An extra €9bn needed for health: Tough warning we can’t ignore

WERE he alive, the extremely influential civil servant TK Whitaker, who died aged 100 just last week, would certainly have an opinion on the weekend assertion by HSE chief Tony O’Brien that we will need, over the next decade, to spend an extra €9bn on our health services to end hospital over-crowding.

Apollo House: ‘It feels like a very, very sad victory’

As all but one of the Apollo House activists marched out of the building for the last time yesterday morning, the tears being shed were not because of defeat at eviction but for the loss of a place they had finally been able to call home.

Without the wider 'Irish family' many expatriates would become lost

In this moving reflection on the Christmas season Irish expatriate Anna Marie O'Rourke reveals how she was rescued from a period of depression while living abroad through her involvement with Gaelic games.