Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: “I want it implement in full. I don’t see any reason for long departmental discussions about which parts should or can be implemented.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Improvements to the asylum system, recommended in a Government report being published on Tuesday, will cost €135.4 million over five years, it says(...)

A couple takes part in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Getty 2:12

O’Connell Street, host to numerous protests against austerity and water charges in recent months, gave way to unbridled joy on Saturday as upwards of (...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Last October the Minister for Justice announced the appointment of a working group to examine what improvement should be made to the State’s direct pr(...)

Consensus between civil servants and campaign groups means there will be few areas of contention when the proposal is discussed by the Cabinet next week. Photograph: The Irish Times

New asylum seekers will have the right to work after nine months of seeking refugee status, a Government working group has recommended. The proposal i(...)

There is some concern in the Coaltion that the improvements in direct provision system, as well as a recovering economy, could make Ireland a destination country for immigrants. Photograph: Getty Images

The Coalition is increasingly concerned about a spike in migrants coming to Ireland, with hundreds arriving via the United Kingdom in recent months(...)

A screengrab of the article in the New York Times which has caused offence in Ireland.

The New York Times has apologised for an article on the Berkeley balcony tragedy, admitting some of the language used “could be interpreted as insensi(...)

Former employees of the department store were joined by sympathisers, politicians and trade union leaders outside the shuttered Clerys premises. Photograph: Eric Luke 3:03

A crowd of about 500 protested at the closure of Clerys on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Tuesday following robust exchanges between liquidators and t(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Mr McGrath has claimed that Irish Water is a ‘wild animal’ and that the Government has rejected legislation that would ‘tame the beast’. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected legislation that aims to “tame the beast of Irish Water”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. Mr McGrath described t(...)

Kathleen Maughaan from Clondalkin and Hugh Friel from Donegal who were winners at the 2015 Traveller Pride awards. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A national consultation process into Traveller and Roma inclusion is scheduled to take place this year with a view to implementing a revised National (...)