The Irish Refugee Council has said the new Minister for Justice had previously expressed concern in her role as Minister for Children about the welfare of young people living in direct provision.

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) says it is seriously concerned about the welfare of three young people from asylum seeking families in direct provisio(...)

Dr Mary Murphy, Dept of Sociology, NUI Maynooth: “Women tend to be bunched into a narrow range of occupation types which are lower paid.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

February 28th, 2013, will not have been circled on most working women’s calendars, yet the date has particular significance for that exact cohort, mar(...)

Officials from SIPTU, UNITE and Women’s Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions hand in letter to Leinster House calling on immediate action to legislate for the X Case. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two large unions as well as the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have urged the Government not to delay further in legislating f(...)