Robert Lennon is one of four changes Kilkenny have made for the Allianz Hurling game against Tipperary at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny have made four changes to the team that lost the county’s opening match of the Allianz Hurling League to Waterford for Sunday’s game against (...)

Minister for JusticeFrances Fitzgerald. AGSI has urged her to limit the GSOC’s new powers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda representative bodies and civil rights campaigners have urged Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to clarify how the Garda ombudsman has bee(...)

 Travellers are described as “one of the most marginalised and excluded...groups in Irish society”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State’s failure to vindicate the rights of a range of groups, including older people, children, Travellers, women, the homeless and migrants, is h(...)

Home safe and sound: Wuffles made it back safely to Linda Malone and her daughter Aoife

Recently at my local bus stop there was a printed-out poster asking if anyone had seen a lost, forlorn-looking collie called Dionne. Dionne was a tim(...)

The new DNA database will be operational from next Friday.

Gardaí will be permitted to take bodily samples such as hair and saliva from crime suspects from later this month for a new DNA database. Minister fo(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 which will enable same-sex couples to marry in Ireland. Tánaiste Joan Burton signed an accompanying regulation under the Civil Registration Act 2004 at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 at Dublin Castle on Tuesday evening. (...)

Although this book has many moving moments, it is not filled with flourish or colour. It is as considered and careful, in its tone, as the campaign was, and all the more useful for that.

Gay people in Ireland over the past half-century have been lucky with their leaders, and indeed supporters. While figures such as David Norris, Kat(...)

A woman cycles past a marriage equality mural in the Liberties area of Dublin. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Same-sex couples already in civil partnerships will face a reduced fee if they decide to marry, the Government announced on Wednesday, as it agreed th(...)

The report by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly indicates the need for a “root and branch review” of the justice system, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (...)

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said  it was a serious and worrying offence. Photograph: Reuters/Michaela Rehle

A man with a history of impulsive behaviour has been jailed for two years after he admitted shooting a customer in a north Cork pub because he thought(...)