Independent TD Finian McGrath: ‘Very violent people had to be locked up in prison’

MICHAEL O’REGAN Very violent people had to be locked up in prison, Independent TD Finian McGrath told the Dáil in a debate on penal reform.“That is th(...)

“On constitutional matters the term of the Conservative Cameron government has been distinguished by growing crisis,” Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said.

The unrelenting focus of the Irish political system should be on keeping the United Kingdom in the European Union, a Government Minister has told an O(...)

Launching the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign last month are Fergus Finlay,  Joanna Fortune clinical psychotherapist, Kieran Mulvey of the Labour Relations Commission and Áine Lynch of the National Parents Council: on leaving Dr Ciara Kelly said she remains a strong supporter of the campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A main member of a new campaign against harmful drinking has resigned. Dr Ciara Kelly, a GP and commentator, has stepped down from the Stop Out-of-Con(...)

Hiqa has published new standards on e-prescribing to help reduce medication errors. Photograph: Thinkstock

Standards that will enable doctors to electronically prescribe medication to help reduce errors have been published by the Health Information and Qual(...)

The maker of one of the world’s most expensive medicines, whose price has been described by the HSE as “exorbitant” and “astronomical”, have refused t(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has warned that the Child and Family Relationships Bill will bring donor-assisted human reproduction in Ireland to an end. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has warned that the Child and Family Relationships Bill will bring donor-assisted human reproduction in Irela(...)

Dr Peter Bacon, economic consultant and former stockbroker, wrote three reports for government on the housing market. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The slow march of the Oireachtas banking inquiry continued yesterday with economists Peter Bacon and Alan Ahearne appearing before the committee.Bacon(...)

Hans Zomer (above) director of Dóchas, said all charitable organisations had a duty to adhere to “the highest possible standards”.

The umbrella group for Ireland’s leading aid agencies has said it would be concerned if uncertainty caused by the resignations of three senior manage(...)

‘The proposed piecemeal assisted reproduction legislation is unacceptably proscriptive. The register it proposes represents an intolerable intrusion into the lives of subfertile couples and stigmatises them and their children.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The central pillar of the Children and Family Relationships Bill’s assisted reproduction regulations is an attempt to outlaw anonymous egg and sperm d(...)

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised what he called a ‘surreptitious attempt’ to make ‘savage cuts’ to the salaries of ushers in Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised what he called a “surreptitious attempt” to make “savage cuts” of 5.6 per cent to the salaries of Lein(...)