Laura Dern realised she was sexually assaulted after hearing actresses’ claims

The actress said she felt she was guilty of justifying bad behaviour.

Spanish PM Rajoy seeks direct power to dissolve Catalan government

Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy has said he wants the country's senate to give him direct power to dissolve the regional Catalan government and call an election as soon as possible.

No opt-out for religious if abortion laws liberalised

Public hospitals will be obliged to provide abortion services if they are legalised here, regardless of their religious ethos, the HSE and the Minister for Health have both said.

Europe agrees no physical border between Republic of Ireland and the North, says Theresa May

Theresa May has said Europe has agreed that there will be no physical border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

Cork’s jazz legacy: Play on, rain or shine

CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers of this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival; they have planned it for a weekend — October 27-30 — when the 10-day weather forecasts promise mere clouds and only a moderate risk of rain... the weather, then, as normal in our part of the world.