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A file photo from 2014 shows schoolchildren paying their respects at a shrine in Tuam, Co Galway where ‘significant quantities’ of human remains were found. Photograph: AFP

Survivors of institutions for unmarried mothers and their babies have called for an urgent meeting with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny over demands to exten(...)

According to the NYCI, holding the general election vote on a Thursday risks reducing student participation. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There are growing expectations among Government TDs and Senators that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will announce Friday 26th of February as the date of the el(...)

Joan Burton described events at Clerys as “predatory capitalism”. She said she would “use every legal avenue to vindicate the State and taxpayers’ rights”

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is considering placing a representative of her department on a committee which would inves(...)

Graduation at Templemore: the number of gardaí is around 12,900 at present. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to push for a commitment that adequate funding is made available in next week’s Budget to ensure Garda numb(...)