Fiona Coghlan winning ‘The Irish Times’/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year for 2013 after she captained the Ireland women’s rugby team to its first ever Six Nations Grand Slam that season. Photograph: Alan Betson

The problem with being ahead of your time is that you don’t always get to live it. For 10 years, Fiona Coghlan played rugby without the slightest inkl(...)

Patricia Rickard-Clarke: The anticipated passing of this legislation must be seen as just one phase in the development of a framework of support for people who are vulnerable

In 1871, the Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act was passed “to amend the Law in Ireland relating to Commissions of Lunacy, and the proceeding under the s(...)

The Department of Justice and Equality is seeking a fully qualified solicitor or barrister to work as a JobBridge intern. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Department of Justice and Equality is seeking a fully qualified solicitor or barrister to work as a JobBridge intern in the courts policy division(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: A spokesman for the Department of Justice and Equality  said the associated costs would be met by the relevant department’s annual budget allocation over the lifespan of the jobs strategy.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

There are “significant shortfalls” in an upcoming Government jobs strategy for people with disabilities, according to advocacy groups. The Government(...)

New provisions in the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 came into effect on August 19th which gives marriage registrars powers to prevent marriages of convenience. Photograph: Getty Images

Registrars have refused to comply with new regulations introduced by the Government to prevent so called sham marriages. New provisions in the Civil R(...)

‘The Taoiseach made no comment on Fennelly’s criticism of the failure to record decisions in his statement responding to the report. The Tánaiste also had nothing to say on the point.’ Above, Mr Justice Nial Fennelly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

While there has been intense political controversy about some of the findings in the Fennelly report there can be little dispute about the weaknesses (...)

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 (...)

 Ian Smith, Jodie Milne and Andrew Branagan, participants in the Future Voices programme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It took five months to find the body of Mairead Healy’s brother after he took his own life at the age of 21 in the River Foyle in Derry. Workin(...)

Céad Mile Fáilte: the  number of visas granted to overseas workers is up from 13,365 in 2010 to just over 15,400 in 2014

The Irish immigration system has become increasingly business-friendly in recent years and as a consequence, the number of visas granted to workers fr(...)

Construction and engineering group BAM is in pole position to win a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish others(...)