Children’s Ombudsman Niall Muldoon: asked after Thursday’s examination whether there had been “ongoing dialogue” between his office and Justice on extending his remit to direct provision centres, he said there had not. Photograph: Sara Freund

Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon has disputed Government claims about the rights of children in direct provision made to a United Nations committ(...)

A file photograph of a protest in Dublin calling for an end to the direct provision system. Photograph: David Sleator.

The weekly allowance for children living in direct provision will almost double with immediate effect when the Government approves the increase tomor(...)

Children  living in direct provision at a protest outside the Department of Justice earlier this year. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Payments to children in direct provision will be more than trebled next month, the Minister of State for Equality and New Communities has said. Aodh(...)

Many may wonder why we are making such a fuss about the Abbey’s terrible track record in gender equality . . . it is a question of who gets to tell our stories – yours and mine. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

On the evening of Thursday, November 5th, a group of theatre professionals met at the offices of Rough Magic Theatre Company. Following the launch of (...)

 Minister of State for Equality  Aodhán Ó Ríordáin at Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of asylum seekers being granted leave to remain in the State has increased by more than 60 per cent since last year, while the number of de(...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Third-level student grants will be available to asylum seekers for the first time from next month under changes announced by Minister for Education Ja(...)

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin has appointed Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as directors of the theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Abbey Theatre has announced the appointment of Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as the theatre’s new directors . The pair come to the posts from th(...)

Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border to enter Macedonia, en route to northern Europe on July 20th. Photograph:  Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski

In the first six months of this year, according to UNHCR, 137,000 people have made the journey across the Mediterranean. We are unsure of how many peo(...)

Heba Alsharbaty (mother), Khilood Jaddoa (grandmother),  Yousif Hussein (10 months) and Fadhil Alsharbaty (grandfather),   originally from Baghdad in Iraq and now living in Rathfarnham,  during the first of three citizenship ceremonies held at the Convention Centre, July 17th, 2015.  Photograph: Alan Betson The Irish Times

Some 2,500 candidates from 112 countries gathered to receive Irish citizenship at three ceremonies in the Dublin Convention Centre on Friday. Minister(...)

Premises by Ramon Kassam

Gallery – Ramon Kassam Limerick City Gallery of Art  ***** Art about art, isn’t that a bad thing? It brings to mind the eve(...)