Protestors pictured during a March for Marriage in Dublin organised by LGBT Noise. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times 2:46

Campaign groups are coalescing, raising funds and selecting their headquarters. Political parties are crunching the numbers. On both sides, internal d(...)

Some 257 applications have been received to date for the Government’s redress scheme for women who had symphysiotomies, according to the Department of Health. Applications are being assessed by former High Court judge Maureen Harding Clark. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Some 257 applications have been received to date for the Government’s redress scheme for women who had symphysiotomies, according to the Department of(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country

The Union of Students in Ireland says it has registered more than 20,000 new student voters on electoral registers around the country. A campaign to g(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has denied that the Government’s selection of the chair designate of the new Policing Authority followed a non-transparent process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has denied that the Government’s selection of the chair designate of the new Policing Authority did not follow(...)

Josephine Feehily: her first task will be to assist in the selection of the next Garda commissioner, a post currently filled on a interim basis by Nóirín O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has appointed the outgoing chairman of the Revenue Commissioners, Josephine Feehily, as the new chairwoman of the Policing Authority. (...)

Historian Catherine Corless says minutes of a 1979 Galway County Council meeting refer to a “children’s burial ground”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Government’s mother- and-baby home commission of inquiry must ensure that families of victims are involved in all aspects of its work, a leading h(...)

Minister of State  for New Communities, Culture and Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin  said recent anti-Roma protests in Waterford city confirmed the need for new legislation on hate crime. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government minister responsible for new communities has admitted he would be “terrified” if he was a member of the Roma community living in Irelan(...)

 Director  of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties Mark Kelly: “Criminal behaviour exhibited by a racist mob” on the streets of Waterford should be “recognised and severely punished as hate crime”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said there is an “urgent need” to reform laws combating hate crime following anti-Roma protests in Wa(...)

 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(...)

The HSE’s national healthcare charter promises to maintain strict confidentiality of personal information

The Health Service Executive has said it will examine whether any data protection issues arise from its release of information on public hospital pa(...)