In 2014 the Department of Justice and Equality said the setting up of specialist family law courts could be dealt with through legislation. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Specialist family law courts established as divisions within existing court structures are to be provided for in draft legislation being worked on by (...)

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Minister for Finance Michael Noonan pictured at Government Buildings. File photograph: Collins

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a press conference as Government react to losing referendum on the abolition of the Seanad, at the Central Count Centre, in the Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin-rural divide was a prominent factor in the Seanad abolition referendum as all 12 of the capital’s constituencies signalled a clear No with(...)

Catherine Murphy: warned of threat to genealogical research. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s political, regulatory and banking system must be constructed in a way that would “encourage contrary people with ideas to challenge us all t(...)

 Frank Flannery: said the Government would have to be innovative if targets for raising funding from philanthropy were going to be achieved

The chairman of the Government-backed Forum on Philanthropy, Frank Flannery, has said he acknowledges there is a “hold your nose” aspect to a proposal(...)

The Taoiseach said he knew of apartment owners whose property tax liability was one-fifth or one-sixth the amount they pay in charges to property management companies

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it was wrong for anyone to speculate that ordinary citizens were being h(...)