Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachussetts, in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

British lawmakers are to hold a debate on a petition signed by more than half a million people calling for US Republican presidential candidate Donald(...)

‘Section 7(3)(c) of the Equal Status Act 2000 is a disgrace and under any circumstances should be repealed.’  Photograph: Getty Images

In Ireland we still have a piece of legislation that has the effect of segregating children at the earliest stage in their education and discriminatin(...)

The Ombudsman should become a constitutional office, similar to the Comptroller and Auditor General, the State’s new Ombudsman Peter Tyndall ha(...)

 (from left) Simon O’Brien, Carmel Foley and  Kieran Fitzgerald of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) arriving for a meeting with the Public Service Oversight Committee at Leinster House, last week. Photograph:  Collins

The Government is to appoint a retired judge to investigate the controversy into the alleged bugging of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission(...)

A general view of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) offices in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The responses by politicians and commentators to the disclosure by the Garda Síochána Ombdusman(...)

There is no definitive evidence of unauthorised surveillance of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission , Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the Dáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, TD on allegations of surveillance of offices of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Comm(...)

Niall Collins, FF spokesman on justice: accused the Government of trying to “misdirect attention” and said Alan  Shatter needed to establish who may have been attempting to mount the surveillance. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the failure of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) to inform Minister for Justice Alan Shatter of suspected (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Alan Shatter: the Minister for Justice was  last night also coming under increased pressure from the Opposition to make a full statement.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to ask Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to brief the Cabinet about revelations that the offices of the Garda Síochána Ombu(...)

Garda commissioner Martin Callinan arrives to be questioned by the Oireachtas Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has rejected criticism by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission over the force’s handling of informants, saying t(...)

Abolishing the Seanad is only part of the promised reforms

The biggest hurdle the Government faces in its campaign to abolish Seanad Éireann will be to show how it can change another largely unreformed institu(...)