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The “buffer” between the direct provision occupancy rates  and the total number of beds available “has been decreasing for three years”. Photograph: Getty Images

Overcrowding in direct provision centres is now so “acute” that maintenance work cannot be carried out even as the centres are being asked to create m(...)

Barrister Rachel Baldwin said a woman at the Dolphin House Family Law Court in Dublin tried to push her down the stairs after a hearing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

More than half of all barristers have experienced violence or aggression in the course of their work, with the family courts being cited as the most d(...)

The Shannon Key West hotel in the village of Rooskey was set on fire in what has been described by local gardaí as a premeditated and carefully planned attack.

Five of the 40 direct provision centres in Ireland are currently oversubscribed, the latest figures from the Department of Justice show. There are 6(...)

Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim-Roscommon border, after it had been damaged by fire a month ago, on January 10th. File photograph: Brian Farrell

Monday night’s arson attack on the Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey was premeditated and involved “careful planning”, the local Garda superintendent (...)

Mary Lou McDonald on the screen during the Sinn Féin special ardfheis held in the RDS. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

For some members, it was as simple as a change in colour. Purple was just too much. After the presidential election, a low point of Mary Lou McDonald(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation  general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha with  nurses during a strike day at St James Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dr Michael McGloin, who heads up the Primary Care Centre in Athenry, 25km (15.5 miles) east of Galway city, says the nurses’ strike action is just ano(...)

Burnt out vans and cars in the yard of the house  in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A man who was arrested in connection with criminal damage and assaults following an eviction in Co Roscommon in December has been released without cha(...)

Burned-out vans and cars at the scene of the Strokestown eviction late last year. Photograp: Brian Farrell

Potential new entrants into the State’s mortgage market are likely to “think twice” in the current political climate, as they face increased risks whe(...)

Dealing with a non-performing mortgage on a family home  is a daily reality for 64,510 borrowers, according to   the Central Bank. Photograph: Sean Gladwell/Getty

The first five years of Mary’s mortgage were uneventful. She bought her house with her partner in 2010, in the teeth of the recession. Despite the eco(...)

Liam Sheedy: former manager has returned to  guide the fortunes of the Tipperary hurlers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And so it begins again, the long, slow summer that always starts in the grey and cold of winter. After an off-season of seemingly interminable yak, i(...)

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