Fiona Ryan  and her finance Jonathan Mathis left the country with their young son   recently after experiencing online abuse following their participation in an advertising campaign for Lidl supermarket.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Twitter has defended how it deals with harmful content after a mixed-race Co Meath couple left Ireland following a death threat and abusive and racist(...)

The ICCL  found that most victims of online abuse are women, and that perpetrators were most commonly partners, prospective partners or ex-partners who were “attempting to exert control”. Photograph: iStock

The Government should amend legislation to outlaw the creating and sharing of private sexual images without consent, a civil liberties group has said.(...)

A protester attends a demonstration calling for the end of the direct provision system in Dublin in 2017. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said a lot of concerns raised about direct provision centres prior to their opening have not transpired and they are o(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall is to tell an Oireachtas committee he is precluded from examining complaints about the asylum process itself. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall, wants increased powers to inspect how asylum applications are assessed by the Minister for Justice. Mr Tyndall will to(...)

Online harassment, cyber bullying, online stalking and revenge porn: public’s opinion on these activities is sought by the Committee on Justice and Equality.  Photograph:  Adam Peck/PA

An Oireachtas committee has called on members of the public to submit their views around the issues of online harassment, cyber bullying, online stalk(...)

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(...)

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