The Law Reform Commission has recommended new legislation on insurance contracts. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

New consumer legislation designed to remove “vicious devices and traps for the unwary” from insurance contracts has been recommended by the Law Reform(...)

Gardaí took an average of 7.7 sick days last year, compared with 9.6 days for those working in the health sector. Photograph: Frank Miller

The cost of sick leave across the Public Service totalled almost €320 million last year, according to figures released on Monday. The Department of(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett poses for a picture at the anti-water charges protest at the Central Bank in Dublin last February.Photograph: Dave Meehan

A Bill to ensure compliance from “won’t pay” debtors, including those who refuse to pay water charges, has been introduced in the Dáil today. The Civi(...)

Russell Library in Maynooth University: general law degrees
Career Guide: Law

Not all law graduates go on to become lawyers or solicitors: it is a surprisingly general degree which can lead to a range of career options. L(...)

Of 346 respondents to a survey of victim services in the US, 97 per cent said domestic and sexual assault victims who seek services are being harassed, monitored and threatened by offenders misusing technology. Photograph: Getty

Technology is – usually – our friend. It lets us hail a taxi and turn on the heat before we get home. But it has a dark side too. It facilitates new f(...)

Tanaiste Joan Burton

The Department of Social Protection used long-established principles in dealing with social welfare recipients with debts, Tánaiste Joan Burton told (...)

Remarks by Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton (right), aimed at Sinn Féin TDs and other members of the Opposition refusing to pay water charges, were made during heated Dáil exchanges on Thursday with Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald (left). Photographs: The Irish Times 3:39

Tánaiste Joan Burton has sharply criticised TDs who say they will not pay water charges.“Our salaries and conditions are pretty good and, yet, there a(...)

What will happen if you can’t afford to pay water charges? “An attachment order could be made to your wages or social welfare payments. To take money from people on social welfare would be very controversial, not to mention unfair.” File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish Water and its bills are in the news again?Yes. This time the story is about how a utility that does not have the power to cut anyone off can mak(...)

Water charges are €160 a year for a single person and €260 for others.

The Government is to remove the threat of jailing people who don’t pay the water charges.Cabinet will discuss the proposals at their meeting tomorrow.(...)

The investigation of cyber harassment or so-called revenge porn is very poorly provided for under Irish law leaving gardaí with limited scope to act, (...)