Sr Stanislaus Kennedy at the National Gallery during the unveiling of her portrait by artist Vera Klute where it has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new painting to the social justice campaigner Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. Sr Stan (...)

Diarmaid O Corrbuí of the Carmichael Centre, with representatives of groups facing cuts (from left) Dearbhla Wynne, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, Grainne Denning, Coeliac Society of Ireland, Patricia Towey, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and Rita O’Reilly, Parent Line. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

First, run a funding competition based on woolly criteria. Then, leave the results sitting on the Minister’s desk for months (or at least until after (...)

 Marie O’Connor of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy: asked UN for help in redress

Ireland’s refusal to admit the practice of symphysiotomy was “torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading” brought an Irish group representing survivors t(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, who is to appear before the committee this evening and tomorrow morning. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Progress, or the lack of it, on a range of human rights issues in Ireland will be scrutinised by the United Nations today and tomorrow. Minister for J(...)

Investigators say the victims were recruited in their home countries and trafficked to Europe, to be  sent to work as prostitutes with forged identity documents. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí have arrested two Nigerian women after seven potential victims of human trafficking were discovered during a raid on a Dublin address as part o(...)

Newly nominated Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will bring the  same ‘energy, commitment and reforming  zeal to her new role’ as she when children’s minister, an Taoiseach said today. . Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Newly nominated Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will bring the “same energy, commitment and reforming zeal to her new role” as wh(...)

Denise Charlton, chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland: “People have a right to about their work and studies without the threat of racism.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost one- third of racist incidents reported to the Immigrant Council of Ireland in the first three months of this year rela(...)

 Denise Charlton, chief executive of the  Immigrant Council of Ireland.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland should introduce a human trafficking “czar” to tackle a criminal industry that nets gangs here an estimated €250 million every year, th(...)

The Immigrant Council of Ireland  has launched a new awareness campaign in partnership with Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority calling for racism-free public transport. Photograph: The Immigrant Council of Ireland

The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) has launched a new awareness campaign across the greater Dublin area calling for racism-free public tran(...)

Judge Anthony Halpin was presiding over Tallaght District Court on Thursday when he made the comments. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A district court judge has apologised for an “unfortunate and incorrect remark” which he made about Muslims in court. Judge Anthony Halpi(...)