Minister  for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: acknowledged the importance of the legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

(...) this, the Vetting Act 2012 provides for the vetting of persons who work with children and vulnerable(...)

As part of a review of the case, Judge Brendan Toale was  told that the boy said he refused to see his parents for a year because his former foster mother told him he would have a better life with her. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

(...) social workers, the children, a court-appointed guardian and parents – the older boy was very upset and(...)

The man and woman are charged with shortening the barrel of a shotgun, having a loaded gun while drunk or under the influence of drugs and having the gun without authority from the secretary of state. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

(...) shotgun being fired at a children’s park. Tatjana Glusecenko (34) from Russia and Simon Larmour (26), who(...)

Sinn Féin enterprise spokesman Peadar Tóibín. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

(...) court to order deductions from payments to a social welfare recipient, or the attachment of earnings of(...)

Bosnian Muslim women  gather  in Potocari to remember the dead.  Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

(...) from the women and smallest children, and saying they would be taken away for interrogation,” Catic(...)

Former lord mayor of Dublin Catherine Byrne was speaking during a six-hour debate on the Civil Debt Bill. File photograph: Frank Miller 2:35

(...) also spoke of her own children and said that “when other people in this country wouldn’t work in(...)

The State is seeking to surrender Eric Eoin Marques to US authorities, while Mr Marques is seeking a judicial review of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision not to prosecute him in this country.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

High Court proceedings involving an Irishman whom the FBI claims is the “largest facilitator of(...)

A significant judgment concerning the entitlements of part-time teachers and with implications for all teachers has been issued by the High Court

(...) all teachers has been issued by the High Court. The Minister for Education must pay compensation to a(...)

You can do Route 66 by car, but what about on the back of a Harley Davidson?

(...), based on two adults and two children, for a total of €2515) that includes flights (via Gatwick) and four(...)

Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison were in the news, although Hef wasn’t too happy about it. Photograph: Chris Weeks/Wireimage

(...). And how. Where to begin? The controversial introduction of free healthcare for children under six? We(...)