Senator Ivana Bacik with Safe Ireland researcher Simone George and chief executive Sharon O’Halloran at the launch of The Lawlessness of the Home report. The study’s recommendations include making domestic violence a crime, ensuring consistency in the application of the law and making “pockets of good practice” the norm. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The courts need more resources to deal with cases of domestic violence, former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has said.She was speaking at (...)

The protest at NUI Galway  during the meeting of the Governing Authority of the college. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) is setting up a taskforce to advise on policies, procedures and a “range of initiatives” related to achieving gender equality. (...)

Dr Orla McGarry, visiting research fellow at the Unesco  Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway.

Life in Ireland for Muslim teenagers can be “isolating, lonely and frequently dampened by incidents of racism”, according to research by an NUI Galway(...)

The former Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness: believes there should be an amnesty for people who have been living long term in direct provision. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

  Ireland needs to “learn lessons” from the situation of isolated communities living in France, retired Supreme Court judge Catherine McGu(...)

Electricity pylons near New Ross, Co Wexford. EirGrid is to seek planning permission for the contentious GridWest and GridLink projects at the end of next year and in the middle of 2016 respectively. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

EirGrid is to seek planning permission for the contentious GridWest and GridLink projects at the end of next year and in the middle of 2016 respective(...)

Catherine McGuinness and Margaret Moyse at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Catherine McGuinness is a retired member of the Supreme Court, the first woman appointed a Circuit Court judge, and former President of the Law Ref(...)

A report by Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) has identified concerns that living conditions in the direct provision system not only exacerbate the trauma for these survivors of sexual violence but also leaves them vulnerable to additional sexual violence.

The Irish direct provision system poses a risk of sexual violence to individuals living in the system, according to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (R(...)

 A group of asylum seekers from the Eglinton direct provision centre Salthill, Galway,  who gathered to speak to Irish Times journalist Carl O’Brien in Galway recently. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In classic Government understatement, a confidential document described Ireland’s direct provision system as “not ideal”. The same document adds, howe(...)

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness (above) is among prominent figures who have predicted the State’s treatment of asylum seekers could be the subject of a future government apology

Last year Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologised on behalf of the State to hundreds of women who spent time in Magdalene laundries. They were blameless wome(...)

Photographs: Bryan O’Brien 6:47

You make your way to the edge of the town, just off the motorway exit. You pass the industrial estate on your right. You take an unsignposted slip (...)