Emily Logan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan is to be nominated as chief commissioner of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Ms Logan will step(...)

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch as Watson and Holmes: sharing a flat but not a bed

Curious thing, the decline of male friendship. In the wildly popular BBC series Sherlock, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the cha(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, announcing the Workplace Relations Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

After eight reports and almost a decade of discussion, a major overhaul of the State’s workplace relations bodies moved a step closer yesterday when t(...)

Mrs Justice Susan Denham yesterday said the judgment would be given on or before October 19th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A seven-judge Supreme Court will rule by October on the State’s appeal against a decision the genetic parents of twins born to a surrogate are entitl(...)

Chief Justice Susan Denham. The Supreme Court is to rule by October on the case involving the birth certificates of twins born by surrogacy.

A seven-judge Supreme Court will rule by October 19th next on the State’s appeal against a decision the genetic parents of twins born to a surrogate a(...)

 Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights supporters march to the Department of Justice in Dublin as part of a national day of action   last year. File photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Systemic delays in the asylum system are causing “undue hardship” and threatening people’s fundamental dignity, the Human Rights and Equality Commissi(...)

Eileen Flynn from Ballyfermot with Travellers and supporters  protesting outside the Dáil on Kildare Street, Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is time to right the wrongs inflicted on Irish Travellers over the past 50 years. The Report on the Recognition(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: announced an ambitious rationalisation plan that promised the merger, abolition, or restructuring of almost 100 State agencies or offices. Photograph: Frank Miller

The line adopted by both parties in the run-up to the 2011 general election was unashamedly populist. They each argued there were hundreds of S(...)

National and local Traveller organisations protesting in Dublin last year. An Oireachtas Committee is calling for Traveller ethnicity to be recognised. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An Oireachtas committee will today recommend that Travellers be recognised as an ethnic minority. The Joint Committee on Justice and Eq(...)

Brenda Power: accused Travellers of continuing to “milk the State for all they’re worth”. Photograph: Collins Courts

A column in the Irish Daily Mail which claimed feuding wa(...)