Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly announced the publication of the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A new Bill setting out amendments to adoption law has been published by the Government which will give legal effect to the children’s referendum propo(...)

Wendy Delaney said she was covered from “head to toe” by varnish which she cleaned off afterwards in the store’s staff bathroom. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

A woman has been awarded €85,000 for injuries received after being covered “from head to toe” by a tin of varnish when the lid fell off as she was sca(...)

President Michael D Higgins  warned the refugee crisis must be ‘understood, managed and facilitated’ in order to curb the growth of extremist populist rhetoric from anti-refugee groups. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next government must implement “rigorous, fair, adequate and competent procedures” in its commitment to welcome 4,000 refugees and migrants to Ire(...)

INMO general secretary Liam Doran and president Claire Mahon speaking to the press at the INMO conference in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, yesterday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The regulatory body for nurses and midwives is in some cases embarking on full fitness-to- practise hearings when there is insufficient evidence, the(...)

Last Thursday we heard that a case taken by a dyslexic student against the State Exam Commission (SEC) had been successfully upheld by the High Court.(...)

The woman claimed the refusal to erase the material breached her own, and her children’s privacy and family rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights.

The wife of a former priest has been refused High Court orders directing the removal of material about her and her two children from the Garda Pulse d(...)

Former Shamrock Rovers player Stephen Wilkie, of Killinarden, Tallaght, Dublin, leaving the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former Shamrock Rovers player who sued a community association over leg injuries suffered after allegedly slipping on water while playing indoor foo(...)

A man has told a High Court jury a garda struck him several times with ‘a weapon’ while he was handcuffed on the ground following his arrest. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man has told a High Court jury a garda struck him several times with “a weapon” while he was handcuffed on the ground following his arrest. Fergal (...)

Geraldine  Martin suffered an arm injury in Dunnes’ Dundalk branch on August 10th 2011.

A long-serving employee dismissed by Dunnes Stores after it won an appeal against an award of €67,500 damages to her has been given a year to repay th(...)

 Leslie Buckley is a backer of the   Limerick health supplements company along with Sean Corkery.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Nualtra, a Limerick health supplements company backed by businessmen Leslie Buckley and Sean Corkery, is amending its counterclaim against a UK rival (...)