Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Coalition is to promise one of its most contentious and delayed pieces of legislation will be in place by Christmas, leading to renewed suggestion(...)

A newborn baby typically comes into contact with seven different people every day. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

About 50,000 babies in Ireland may not be immunised against tuberculosis (TB) by the end of this year due to a delay in the delivery of the vaccine. (...)

‘The Government was taking a “prudent” approach, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (above) has said, surely stretching the meaning of that word well beyond its known limits.’  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the troika came to town in late 2010, the Government of the day agreed – as part of the bailout plan – to have an independent regulator for legal(...)

Bloxham: Demise still being played out in courts. Photograph: The Irish Times

Three years after one of the State’s largest stockbroking firms collapsed amid accounting irregularities and subsequent findings of malpractice, the b(...)

Minister of State for Justice Aodhan Ó Riordáin said a register of lincensees was maintained on the PSRA website.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A number of unlicensed auctioneers are operating throughout the State, Fine Gael’s Senator Paul Coghlan has said. Mr Coghlan told the Seanad the matte(...)

Tom Considine, former Secretary General of the Department of Finance, said he believed public finances were sufficiently strong at that time to deal with any shock.

If the Department of Finance had twice as many buffers in place the economic crash could have been averted, a former Secretary General has said. Tom C(...)

 Munster rugby player Denis Hurley with  NCBI shop manager Teresa O’Brien at the opening of the charity’s new shop in Cork.

The majority of registered charities have not yet engaged with the charity regulator, according to its chief executive. Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, chi(...)

Neighbours in an apartment development are contractually obligated to pay their service charges by way of their binding lease agreement that they entered into with the owners’ management company

Q I own a ground floor apartment in a small town in Co Mayo. I have lived here for nearly nine years and have paid the service charge every year. The (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says the new authority brings a broad range of  perspectives to bear on decision-making. Photograph: Barry Cronin

A Sinn Féin proposal to include advocacy groups on the board of the new independent legal services regulatory authority was rejected by Minister for (...)

Former Goldman Sachs managing director Jason Lee chose to be tried by a New York state judge on charges that he raped an Irish student at a rental home in  Long Island  almost two years ago

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc managing director accused of raping an Irish student at his beach house on New York’s Long Island is hoping a judge(...)