Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will bring the Bill to the weekly Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to approve a Bill today that will compel schools to publish their admission policies and will also ban the seeking of de(...)

Suzanne Costello chief executive of Alcohol Action Ireland: ‘Like most systems of self-regulation in Ireland, the alcohol industry’s codes have proven to be wholly ineffective and has done nothing to protect the young and vulnerable members of our society from alcohol harm.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

An opportunity to make a major difference to the health of future generations will be spurned by failure to tackle alcohol marketing, the Joint Commit(...)

Bus Éireann has cited  commercial obligations as a pretext for considering cuts to some services. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bus Éireann has agreed to temporarily suspend plans to cut part of its Dublin to Cork Expressway service following a public meeting in opposition to t(...)

Leila Dube from Galway marching with asylum seekers, refugees and supporters during a protest about direct provision at the Department of Justice last November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Justice-appointed working group on direct provision has been accused by a group working with asylum seekers of failing to take into (...)

Fly Leasing has not supplied any planes to Aer Lingus and Colm Barrington stressed that he would excuse himself from any discussions dealing with such a transaction. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The aviation leasing company led by Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington has supplied a number of aircraft to the group that is bidding to buy the par(...)

Stephen Kavanagh: he stressed that becoming part of the group that owns British Airways (BA), Iberia and Vueling would accelerate the growth Aer Lingus is experiencing on its long-haul services. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus will grow more slowly and face higher risks if it opts to remain independent instead of accepting the €1.36 billion takeover offer from In(...)

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh, faces a grilling from TDs and Senators on his company’s €1.36 billion bid for Aer Lingus on Thursday. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh, faces a grilling from TDs and Senators on his company’s €1.36 billion b(...)

Willie Penrose: “The people who are tramping the highways and byways of Ireland are the people I want to be seen given an opportunity by RTÉ.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Labour minister of State Willie Penrose has accused RTÉ of a “massive failing” towards Irish music. Mr Penrose said he had written to RTÉ askin(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, has called for the enactment of legislation to formally recognise Travellers’ ethnicity. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The enactment of legislation to formally recognise Travellers’ ethnicity would be a major step towards achieving equality and the equal valuing of Tra(...)

Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill (left) at an event in Áras an Uachtaráin in 2014   with former Coimisinéir, Seán Ó Cuirreáin (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Commisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill is expected to tell an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday whether there has been any improvement in the circ(...)