Minister of State for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Introduced the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Bill 2014, providing free health services for former residents

There was a mistaken public perception that women referred to the Magdalene laundries were mainly lone parents, Minister of State for Equality Aodhán (...)

A significant number of ministers have contacted by The Irish Times said selling to Willie Walsh led IAG would make commercial sense. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

There has been a shift in attitudes among some in the Labour Party over the past week and half towards selling the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus,(...)

 Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the  National Maternity Hospital:  said it  galled  her that the HSE had paid millions of euro to families after birth injuries in maternity hospitals, but had failed to invest in enough midwives and obstetricians to provide safe maternity services. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Discussions on a new national plan for women’s rights will begin next week, Minister for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said. He said the National Wom(...)

Minister of State for equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State for equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said Government is moving to prohibit discrimination against tenants in receipt of rent supplemen(...)

The group Mothers and Fathers Matter gather outside Leinster House to mark the presentation of The Children and Family Relationships Bill. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Children and Family Relationships Bill was finally signed off at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting and received a broad welcome across the political spe(...)

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: cautioned of the psychological effects a defeated referendum would have in the run-up to the 1916 centenary. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said fear of change will be a great weapon to the No side in the campaign on marriage equality. Speaking at t(...)

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has said the British government “fully recognises” the sensitivities surrounding the decision not to have a British royal presence at the commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The secretary of state for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has said the British government “fully recognises” the sensitivities surrounding the deci(...)

Screengrab of ‘Pixel’, a gay teacher at the centre of a social media storm around her need to protect her career by pixelating her face for a lip-syncing Newstalk wedding competition.

‘Pixel’, a gay teacher at the centre of a social media storm around her need to protect her career by pixelating her face for a lip-syncing Newstal(...)

Patricia Cartes, global head of safety outreach at Twitter, at the launch of the Online Safety Hub to mark Safer Internet Day. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Children who suffer online abuse through social media could be more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, says Minister of State (...)

Taoisach Enda Kenny: had indicated that he would liked to see Queen Elizabeth visit Ireland as part of the events surrounding the 1916 commemoration. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has said it is now “extremely unlikely” a member of the British royal family will attend the 100th anniversary commemorations of the(...)