Siblings Isaac, Kezia, Enoch and Ammi Burke, who were banned for life from all student societies at NUI Galway in 2014

Four siblings who claim their freedom of speech and religious expression was curbed by NUI Galway have rejected a call from the university to drop the(...)

It is 24 years since the Law Reform Commission first proposed the establishment of a Family Court division within our court system, and the proposal has been repeated since by judges, lawyers and all those at the coal-face of the family law system. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland is one of the only developed countries that does not have a specialist court dealing with family matters, including authorising the State to r(...)

A man looks at the results of the blasphemy referendum. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ireland is now a country of many parts. Reflecting on results of the last three referendums, it is clear that there is a strong mood among voters for (...)

 IFA Director General Damian McDonald, deputy president Richard Kennedy and president Joe Healy listen to Tánaiste Simon Coveney addressing the IFA national council in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has strongly rejected the Garda view that rural crime is falling. The organisation’s deputy president Richard Ke(...)

Kathleen O’Toole, chairperson of The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Policing Authority has questioned some of the proposals for enhanced oversight of the Garda made by the Commission for the Future of Policing in I(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan. File photograph: Collins

The referendum to remove a reference in the Constitution to the woman’s place in the home has been postponed, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan co(...)

The four siblings from Castlebar, Co Mayo, were unsuccessful in complaints heard by the Workplace Relations Commission

Four siblings who claim their freedom of speech and religious expression was curbed at NUI Galway (NUIG) have urged the Joint Oireachtas Committee on (...)

The Oireachtas committee adopted the recommendations of a review initiated in 2016 after allegations claiming Garda wrongly intercepted records of three journalists. File photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Access to journalists’ phone or internet records by State agencies including for the purposes of identifying their sources, should only be allowed wit(...)

 Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is a “serious matter of concern” that legislation proposed by the Government seeks to exempt public bodies from fines where they breach data protec(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Legislation is to be introduced to enable the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) to operate more efficiently, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has (...)

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