High Court judge Daniel Herbert, whose retirement in the coming weeks may prompt the Minister for Justice to name a fourth High Court judge nominee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government will nominate up to four new High Court judges at today’s Cabinet meeting after a month of deliberations on a major round of appointme(...)

‘By revealing the limitations of what we know, philosophy also teaches students a measure of humility and caution; two much-needed values in a world that reveres decisive action.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The idea of introducing philosophy to secondary schools has enjoyed some attention recently. This has been motivated, in part, by frustration with our(...)

Students at Francis St CBS boys primary school in the Liberties, Dublin, take part in a yoga class. Photograph: Ashoka Ireland

Representatives from five primary schools gathered at Google Docks in Dublin yesterday to join the Changemaker global school network which focuses on (...)

The Chief Justice  Ms Justice Susan Denham: wrote to the Government  lat year warning that it risked creating a “second-best” judiciary by refusing to ease the financial burden on High Court judges who lived outside Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The body that advises Government on judicial appointments has met to discuss the latest round of High Court vacancies after a senior barrister withdr(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina listen as Theo Dorgan recites his poem, Waystation, which is part of the Letterfrack Poetry Trail which the President opened. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

in Letterfrack President Michael D Higgins has warned against any attempt to “erase the past” when taking positive initiatives.Speaking in Letterfrack(...)

An Asian elephant calf makes his first outdoor appearance at Dublin Zoo in July. Photograph: Eric Luke

Wexford Fringe Festival 2014Starting in the run-up to the opera festival, the Wexford Fringe offers an eclectic mix of events including cabaret, comed(...)

Billy Bragg; Deborah Blacoe, Philip Chevron’s sister; and Mountjoy campus governor Brian Murphy pictured as Chevron’s guitars were donated to Mountjoy Prison.  Photograph: Aidan Oliver

Three of the most prized guitars from the late Philip Chevron’s collection were yesterday bequeathed to the inmates of Mountjoy Prison in the first mo(...)

Zeinab with her three children at the Athlone direct provision 3:24

The Department of Justice has pledged to continue to address issues raised by residents over their treatment at a direct provision centre in Athlone.D(...)

President Michael D. Higgins with his wife  Sabina at Aras An Uachtarain with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Dr Heinz Fischer and Mrs Margit Fischer at the start of an official visit to Ireland yesterday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

There would be no reason to prevent President Michael D Higgins visiting any place on the island, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He was replying in the(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at Aras An Uachtarain with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria  Dr Heinz Fischer and Mrs Margit Fischer  at the start of an official visit to Ireland. Photograph: Maxwell’s

A plan to invite President Michael D Higgins to visit an accommodation centre for asylum seekers was cancelled after the Department of Justice refused(...)