George Gibney: a judicial review prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

A Garda detective superintendent has been appointed by Assistant Garda Commissioner John Twomey to engage in a fact-finding mission in relation to th(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: said certain people were not allowed to register on the Live Register as unemployed, which meant they did not have access to various job-activation programmes, education and training

The Low Pay Commission’s report is expected to come before the Cabinet at the end of July, Tánaiste Joan Burton has told the Dáil. She said it would(...)

Paudie McGahon: “I knew that chap long before it ever happened and then all of a sudden he started to lose control of his life, but he has got control back.” Photograph: BBC

The man who alleges he was sexually abused by an IRA man and subjected to a republican kangaroo court has said he expects another victim of the same a(...)

Kerry TD Tom Fleming said Save Rural Ireland had met TDs and Senators to express their views on rural Ireland’s continuing demise. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Independent TD Tom Fleming has called for the inclusion of a specialised rural policy in any future programme for government.“This has not been done (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: she said the task force consisted of a number of highly respected members from inside, and external to, NUI Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she is satisfied NUI Galway is being proactive in dealing with gender discrimination.She told the Sean(...)

Catherine Marshall and Niamh O’Sullivan: two of the authors of the Famine Folios for the Irish Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The world’s “greatest collection of Irish Famine art and famine data” has been assembled for future generations to study one of the world’s great mode(...)

St Angela’s College, Sligo. Photograph: Pat Langan

Academic staff at St Angela’s College in Sligo have voted unanimously to ballot on industrial action, as anger mounts over aspects of a merger with NU(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has appointed a judge to oversee the administration of the Garda penalty points system. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The future administration of the penalty points system will be overseen by a former president of the Circuit Court, Judge Matthew Deery, as part of(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “We know it was an unacceptable farce; Irish Water was doomed to fail before even one meter was installed.’’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan has accused the Government of failing to understand the impact of austerity on people when introducing water charge(...)

Teachers man the picket-line outside Dublin’s Belvedere College. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy 2:42

The teachers’ strike is unnecessary, disproportionate and disappointing, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said. Ms O’Sullivan said she had “m(...)