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Representatives from a number of organisations at the launch of the Courting Disaster campaign at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin where it is proposed a new family law court be constructed.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography/PA Wire

A number of organisations have called on the Government to allocate funding for a dedicated family law court at Hammond Lane in Smithfield in Dublin, (...)

Just how the ECB’s incoming boss, Christine Lagarde, resolves the arguments over what to do about Europe’s under-performing economy will be of far greater significance than Brexit

One of the distortions caused by Brexit is the way it obscures what is happening in the real world. This week, for instance, the US central bank cut i(...)

The Committee’s report on reform of the family law system, published on Thursday,  includes a recommendation  that funding should be allocated for the construction of a long-promised purpose-built family law complex on the Hammond Lane site. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Serious consideration should be given to granting automatic guardian rights to unmarried fathers, an Oireachtas Committee has recommended. The Joint(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A furious Sajid Javid confronted Boris Johnson on Friday and demanded an explanation of why his media adviser was sacked without his knowledge, amid c(...)

Jim Walsh and William Hammond (centre in light blue shirts) have been organising the Cork Folk Festival on a voluntary basis over the last 40 years. Photograph: Tony O’Connell photography

It was the year of the Pope’s visit, Maggie Thatcher becoming British Prime Minister and the Boomtown Rats making No 1 in the UK Charts with Rat Trap (...)

Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fred Hammond points up at a grubby apartment block from his makeshift seat on a pile of fishing nets and wonders how it was allowed to be built. It r(...)

The vacant site at Church Street-Hammond Lane in Dublin. Over 10 years ago it was designated for a new family law and children’s court. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

One of Dublin’s most notorious and long-standing vacant plots of land, earmarked for a courts development for more than a decade, could be subject to (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ahead of Budget 2019: modern budgeting is a continuous process, not something suited to one-off events. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

This column has argued many times that the annual budget exercise is a circus, and no longer fit for purpose. Some of the largest players on the Irish(...)

If Hammond’s move, which follows unilateral initiatives in Spain and India, helps to accelerate progress on a global approach to taxing the digital economy, Google, Facebook and Amazon may have more to worry about

Philip Hammond’s announcement of a digital services tax targeting technology giants was couched in caveats, reassuring consumers that it is not an onl(...)

Licensed facilities are identified as priority sites for enforcement using a scoring system developed by the EPA. File photograph: Getty Images

Five of the nine sites on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest “name and shame” list of most non-compliant sites among companies it regu(...)

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