A screen grab showing the image requested for the cake taken from a Christian Institute video. Photograph: YouTube/Christian Institute.

The Presbyterian Church has condemned as “unjust” a decision by the North’s Equality Commission to take a civil legal action against Ashers Baking Co(...)

A screen grab showing the image requested for the cake taken from a Christian Institute video. Photograph: YouTube/Christian Institute

The North’s Equality Commission is taking a civil action against Ashers Baking Company in Northern Ireland for refusing to bake a cake for a customer (...)

As well as additional funding for the Garda, the oversight bodies that police and advise the force will also see their budgets increase.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government is to recruit 200 extra gardaí by the end of January and some €10 million has been made available for Garda vehicles in a two-pronged b(...)

Within couples, women experienced sharper falls in disposable income than men across all income groups, according to an ESRI report. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Women who are married or co-habiting have been hit significantly harder by Government austerity policies than their male counterparts, new research(...)

Outgoing Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Children will be consulted about the appointment of a new Ombudsman for Children when current Ombudsman Emily Logan finishes in the job on October 1st(...)

Sinéad Gibney, the social action manager at Google, has been appointed  director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

The head of Google’s social action division has been appointed director-designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Sinéad Gibney wi(...)

 Emily Logan has been appointed to lead the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

After 10 years as Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan is to become chief commissioner of a new State body responsible for promoting the human rights a(...)

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(...)

A screen grab showing the image requested for the cake taken from a Christian Institute video. Photograph: YouTube/Christian Institute

A Co Antrim run bakery which refused to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage has been warned by the North’s Equality Commission that it (...)

Dolphin House residents  Debbie Doyle, Joan Kenny and Gerard Kelly are concerned about ongoing and new  delays in rectifying poor conditions in their homes in Rialto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Residents at the centre of a long-running regeneration saga fear further delays could cause long-term damage to their community. Despite a commitment(...)