Former High Court judge Dr Bryan McMahon has   called for more direct provision centres to be built on  State-owned sites. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government should build more direct provision centres on State-owned land rather than using private contractors and relying on unsuitable and cost(...)

Congressional Democrats had scheduled former White House lawyer Don McGahn to testify about events described in the Mueller report but US president Donald Trump has blocked this. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, dismissing(...)

Imam Ibrahim Ndure with his daughter, Amie. ‘I feel like people don’t know enough, and that’s why they’re rejecting us. If they knew more, there wouldn’t be a problem,’ says Amie

Friday prayers have just ended in the Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a detached two-storey house in Talbot’s Inch, on the outskirts of the city. The four-(...)

Grace O’Sullivan (right) with  Mícheál and Carmel Raghaill on their doorstep in Tramore: notice on the door tells  canvassers not to call if they aren’t “naturists”.

While many people welcome the opportunity to bellow at canvassers in the interest of democracy, not everyone is pleased to see them beetling up the ga(...)

Photograph: iStock

Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial-recognition to(...)

More than 700 vehicles have been seized since the Clancy Amendment – which allows for the vehicle of an unaccompanied driver to be seized – came into force in December 2018. Photograph: iStock

The Garda computer system has yet to be updated to record the fact that a vehicle has been seized from an unaccompanied learner driver. The Departmen(...)

Gwen Carr (centre) holds a portrait of her son Eric Garner in New York in July, 2015.  File photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/The New York Times

The disciplinary trial of the New York City police officer, who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a chokehold which contributed to his death, (...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is fighting back, attempting to maintain a pivotal place for itself in dealing with new oversight and d(...)

 Handout photo  showing the North Korean ship ‘M/V Wise Honest’ which the US department of justice  announced had been seized by the US government. Photograph: US department of justice/EPA

The US seized a North Korean ship which was carrying coal that violated United Nations sanctions, the justice department announced on Thursday. The mo(...)

A screen grab from one of the ads from the ‘No Excuses’ campaign

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said Ireland suffers from “disturbingly high levels” of sexual harassment and violence and there is behaviou(...)

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