Independent TD Catherine Murphy. Ms Murphy sparked an incident earlier this week when, using Dáil privilege,  she said had received information that businessman Denis O’Brien was paying a rate of about 1.25 per cent on his massive loans from IBRC and that this rate represented a ‘subsidy’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The bruising encounter between the Oireachtas, parts of the media and billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien over the past three weeks has shifted the (...)

Unless the householder had specifically registered to conduct their business with Revenue through Irish, they received the English LPT documents.

The Revenue Commissioners failed in their statutory bilingual duty when they sent out only the English language version of an information booklet on t(...)

Asylum seekers at Millstreet Accommodation Centre at Drishane Castle in north Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

It’s almost 15 years since a system to provide asylum seekers with food and shelter was established by the State.The then minister for justice estimat(...)

File photograph of protest against direct provision in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

A mother and son have lost their legal challenge to the direct provision system for asylum seekers. Despite rejecting the claims that direct provision(...)

An African family whose legal challenge to the controversial direct provision system for asylum seekers was due to be heard next year has unexpectedly(...)

Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh: the Irish-language moot court, Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh, is held in memory of the former president and chief justice

UCD law students were the winners of the annual Irish- language moot court, Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh, which took place in the Four Courts. Organised by(...)

Subsidiary protection is an international form of protection, other than refugee status, that is granted in cases where individuals face a real risk of suffering serious harm in their country of origin.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Three families have been granted leave to challenge the direct provisions system of housing and allowances for asylum seekers. Some 4,650 people are i(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter recently said, in response to parliamentary questions,  direct provision meets Ireland’s international and European humanitarian obligations. Photograph: David Sleator

T here has been a significant reduction in the number of people arriving in Ireland and claiming refugee status. The figure has gone from a high of mo(...)

A family has taken a High Court challenge against direct provision, the scheme under which asylum seekers are housed and provided with a small weekly (...)