Armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in Dublin after the recent gangland murders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Members of the Garda’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) deployed to the Border after the killing last year of Garda Tony Golden in Co Louth have been tra(...)

Tommy Broughan: Documents show more than 1,500 drivers avoided penalty points between 2014 and May 2015 after they made a poor box donation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of drivers are continuing to avoid penalty points in court by making a contribution to the poor box despite a High Court ruling last year (...)

Minister for Transport Pascal Donohue says the  commencement order will soon be signed into law. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Fourteen new penalty point offences introduced last year cannot be correctly applied to driving licences when a motorist is convicted in court becaus(...)

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt  is nearing the end of a 20-year sentence.

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is set to begin an ongoing programme of temporary releases within weeks to prepare him for his full release from pris(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said Ireland would ‘play its part’ in alleviating the migrant crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The reaction by Irish ministers to the migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean Sea has been condemned by a refugee support group. Anti-Deportation (...)

The Seanad sat late on Monday night while the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015 passed report and final stages, meaning it has almost become law. Minister for Justice Francis Fitzgerald and Senators debated aspects of the proposed legislation for more than eight hours, concluding their discussions after 10.30pm

The Seanad sat late on Monday night while the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015 passed report and final stages, meaning it has almost become(...)

George Gibney: the national swimming coach from 1984-1991 was arrested in 1993 and charged on 27 counts of indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge. A judicial review in 1994 prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will contact Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan with a view to discussing the case of former Ir(...)

 Margaretta D’Arcy upon her release from  Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, earlier this year.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Elderly artist and anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy described conditions of her incarceration as “inhumane” upon her release from Limerick prison t(...)

The Irish Refugee Council has said the new Minister for Justice had previously expressed concern in her role as Minister for Children about the welfare of young people living in direct provision.

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) says it is seriously concerned about the welfare of three young people from asylum seeking families in direct provisio(...)

A quarter of parents have been prevented from returning to work by the cost of childcare, a report suggests. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A quarter of Irish parents have been prevented from returning to employment or training due to prohibitive childcare costs, a new report shows. Parent(...)