A campaign to stop the potential opening of a direct provision centre in Oughterard, Co Galway . File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has appealed to Oughterard residents protesting the possible opening of a direct provision centre in the town to(...)

Irish Naval Service personnel helping migrants at sea in the southern Mediterranean between Italy and Libya. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Government should launch a new Mediterranean search-and-rescue mission and commit to accepting an additional 1,500 refugees per annum over the nex(...)

A show of hands was taken at the meeting in Oughterard. Photograph: Gearóid Murphy/Twitter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called on Noel Grealish to make a statement on controversial comments the Galway West TD made about African migrants at a p(...)

The Connemara Gateway Hotel in Oughterard, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Department of Justice is in negotiations with the owners of a Connemara hotel to house “less than 250” refugee and asylum seekers there, The Irish(...)

Eighty-three per cent of participants, which include groups such as community centres, scouting clubs and tidy towns organisations, reported that their insurance premiums increased over the past three years. File photograph: Getty

Almost half of community and volunteer groups say they are facing closure and have had to reduce the number of activities they are involved in as a re(...)

 Amazon’s ‘fulfilment centre’ warehouse in Peterborough, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

There are just over 100 shopping days left until Christmas. Ireland has consistently had a high proportion of retail spend online. Last year, an Ipso(...)

‘There is often a perceived stigma attached to persons who have spent time in prison.’ File photograph: James Forde

Most employers would now consider hiring an ex-prisoner, new research has found, but concerns remain about serious post-release stigma in Ireland. A(...)

Photograph: iStock

Legislation introduced to protect victims of crime two years ago resulted in the cessation of restorative justice meetings between juvenile offenders (...)

Anthony Levandowski pictured on Tuesday.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer in self-driving car technology, was criminally charged on Tuesday with stealing trade secrets from his former employer (...)

Mr Justice Tony Hunt: “As far as we are concerned, unless and until Court 2 is removed by legislation, we intend to make full use of it and we intend to give people the earliest possible trial date.” File photograph: Collins Courts

The senior presiding judge in the Special Criminal Court has said he was not made aware of plans to suspend operations of one of the non-jury courts, (...)

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