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(...)

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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 (...)

A punitive Direct Provision and Dispersal system, deliberately designed to discourage asylum seekers from coming here, brings shame on us all. The unf(...)

The centralisation of power stifles discourse so that public consultation can be seen as an unwelcome irritant. Distant paternalism frowned on active,(...)

 The former Supreme Court judge  Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness: “The real priority is today’s children and their rights. Just as we sit in judgment on our forebears it is certain that we too will be judged on our response to today’s children.”

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has called on the Government to ensure funding for the inquiry into mother and baby homes is “not tak(...)

Edna O’Brien. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe/Getty

Writer Edna O’ Brien (above), musician Christy Moore, and former rugby International Tony Ward are some of the well-known personalities who reveal (...)

Labour’s European candidate Emer Costello canvassing on Grafton Street, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Charge of the Labour Brigade. (as not imagined by Tennyson).Into the valley of debt rode the underfunded. EU to the right of them. ECB to the left(...)

Campaigners against EirGrid’s plans for overhead cabelling on pylons in the south and south-east, and in the north-west, reacted with dismay today to (...)

Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness was announced as patron of Daisyhouse. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Homelessness charity Daisyhouse Housing Association has said it could fill double its available housing stock almost immediately, such is the c(...)

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Progress in education and literacy among children is being countered by a failure to tackle food poverty and discrimination against immigrant a(...)