The Dáil has agreed a motion officially recognising the State of Palestine.

The Dáil has agreed a motion officially recognising the State of Palestine and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.The Sinn Féin(...)

A key element of the Government’s long-delayed plan to overhaul the legal sector has been diluted in a raft of changes approved by Cabinet. Photograph: Getty

A key element of the Government’s long-delayed plan to overhaul the legal sector has been diluted in a raft of changes approved by Cabinet. The propos(...)

David Barniville: new chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers and runs the Law Library. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These are uncertain times for the Law Library. The economic collapse has meant that an increasing number of barristers are in competition for a smalle(...)

Mick Wallace appeared at Ennis District Court concerning an alleged illegal entrance into a restricted area of Shannon airport.

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are to fully contest charges that they unlawfully entered a restricted zone at Shannon airport last July.A(...)

 Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan lends her cap to eight-year-old Eva Counihan, whose mother Leonora Power was one of 62 new members of the Garda Reserve graduating at the Garda College Templemore. Photograph: Alan Betson

It seems like a lifetime ago now, but 2005 was a difficult year for policing in the Republic.The first reports of the Morris tribunal into Garda corru(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will publish a draft Bill on sexual offences that will focus on combatting child exploitation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new draft Bill to be published on sexual offences will focus in particular on combatting sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. The (...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter   and his successor  Frances Fitzgerald:  said he was “very disappointed” that  Ms  Fitzgerald appeared to be opting for a “shorter Bill ”  on immigration.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has claimed a move by the Government to “fragment” his Bill to reform immigration laws and improve the wellb(...)

Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys:  appointed two Fine Gael members, John McNulty and Sheila O’Regan, to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

New guidelines on appointments to State boards published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will ensure that Government departments do(...)

Aodhán Ó Riordáin: it is “no longer tenable for this State to deny Traveller ethnicity.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Traveller ethnicity will be “a reality” in six months, the Minister of State for Equality has said. Aodhán Ó Riordáin, speaking at an event in Dublin (...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is calling for fundamental changes to EU free movement rules and caps on immigrants that can never be delivered. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

As the controversy over the Luxembourg Leaks scandal continued to overshadow Jean-Claude Juncker’s first 10 days as European Commission president, (...)