Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald who wants to see
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 “maximum public information out there about what happens in family courts”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said family law courts have been “far too secretive” and there needs to be a new balance between privac(...)

Report found  there was a “failure to achieve standards”at Ireland’s largest waste water treatment plant at Ringsend in Dublin, largely due to it operating beyond capacity.

Thirty-eight of the Republic’s largest sewage treatment plants are defective – including those serving Dublin and Cork – according to the Environmenta(...)

Christian Windirsch and Doreen Germerodt, from Frankfurt, Germany, viewing the cliffs on Loop Head peninsula near Kilkee , Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Loop Head peninsula in Co Clare is the only Irish destination named in the inaugural Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 travel guide.The guid(...)

A case in which a former Wicklow county and town council official is facing charges of corruption has been adjourned at Wicklow Circuit Court. File photograph: Reuters

A case in which a former Wicklow county and town council official is facing charges of corruption has been adjourned at Wicklow Circuit Court.Frank O’(...)

The strip  runs parallel to a small car park where Garda intelligence has indicated Pender’s killer brought her body after abducting her in August 1996. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Gardaí searching for the remains of missing woman Fiona Pender cleared a strip of woodland at the edge of a remote forest in the Sleive Bloom mountain(...)

The full penalty point list also includes a range of offences such as failing to drive on the left. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Penalty points are to be increased for nine motoring offences and a further 14 offences will attract penalty points for the first time from today. (...)

Members of social justice and human rights NGOs mark the 25th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the Covenant of Economic Social and Cultural Rights. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A coalition of social justice groups has called for basic rights to housing, health care and education to be enshrined in the Constitution.The groups(...)

Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan (centre) denies he harassed and bullied his former secretarial assistant Cathy Shevlin. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov

A former secretary to Seán Conlan has spoken of her upset at what she says was “intimidation” and “harassment” on the part of Fine Gael TD, who is ba(...)

The Smithwick tribunal found on the balance of probability that there was collusion between the Garda and IRA in the killing of Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan in March 1989.

New allegations that rogue gardaí and other State employees colluded with the IRA throughout the Troubles, even helping to prevent the entire army co(...)

A looming cash crisis at CIÉ seems to have been averted by a Government decision to provide an additional €162 in finding for transport and sport. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A looming cash crisis at CIÉ seems to have been averted by a Government decision to provide an additional €162 in finding for transport and sport.Mini(...)