A group  led by local councillor Donal Grady arrive to protest at a reception centre for asylum seekers in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

A group of about 30 people protested on Saturday outside a reception centre in Killarney, Co Kerry, following the arrival of the first of the 55 male (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said there would also be a new offence of coercive control under the Domestic Violence Bill 2017.

Domestic violence legislation introduced in the Dáil by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan provides for a new criminal offence of forced marriage. (...)

The exterior of the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott St in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Dublin city councillors are to meet on Wednesday to discuss plans to sell the former Magdalene laundry at Seán McDermott Street to a Japanese hotel ch(...)

The Irish Government’s latest brief to  not support  either party in a  landmark case involving emails on a Microsoft server in Dublin is a departure from its previous position

The Government has submitted a brief to the US supreme court in a landmark case involving attempts by US law enforcement to gain access to emails stor(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly: claims he was warned to “watch his communications” because of his contacts with individuals in relation to the Garda. Photograph:   Eric Luke

A claim by Labour Party TD Alan Kelly that his “communications” may be under surveillance by the Garda is to be investigated by a High Court judge. M(...)

A case before the US Supreme Court, involving a US attempt to force Microsoft to divulge emails held in its Irish data centre,  has exposed a worrying level of  Irish indifference  to Ireland’s wider European data protection obligations

Through a mix of adept national policy-making, an appealing location and a bit of good fortune, Ireland has a globally-envied position as one of the b(...)

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A candidate with no experience of policing who was appointed Garda commissioner might not be regarded by Garda members as the “real commissioner”, Cab(...)

Deputy US attorney general Rod Rosenstein waits for a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Oversight on Capitol Hill  in Washington, DC, today. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein has rejected calls by Republican politicians for special counsel Robert Mueller to be removed from the Russia i(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe said it was very important that the right candidate was secured to carry out the job of Garda commissioner. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government may pay the accommodation costs and education fees for dependant children if an international candidate is selected for the role of Gar(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Charleton Tribunal at Dublin Castle. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach has appointed a senior counsel to conduct a review of how the Department of Justice dealt with the provision of documents to the Charlet(...)

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