Former chief State pathologist Prof Marie Cassidy, who retired two years ago. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Department of Justice has failed to find a replacement for Prof Marie Cassidy, who retired as chief State pathologist two years ago, despite two r(...)

A file image of a Dublin Fire Brigade demonstration last year of the dangers of fireworks to fingers and hands.

A senior fire officer has warned against the increased use of fireworks and said they could cause “horrific injuries” particularly amongst children. (...)

‘I hadn’t a clue what was happening’: Claire Hendrick was made a ward-of-court in 2010 four years after her mother’s death. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A scheme to replace the almost 150-year-old wards of court system will be delayed again unless it gets the money it needs in next month’s Budget, its (...)

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The Government is bringing forward new legislation to recognise UK divorces in Ireland after the Brexit transition period expires at the end of the ye(...)

Ernest Blythe: cut the old-age pension by a shilling a week in his 1924 budget

One of the most “unlucky deeds” ever carried out by a minister for finance was when Ernest Blythe cut the old-age pension by one shilling per week in (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee announced on Friday that a fifth extension for immigration permission had been introduced. File photograph:  Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Foreign nationals with immigration stamps due to expire in the coming weeks will be able to remain in Ireland until at least January 20th, 2021 under (...)

Remains of the burnt-out Moria migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

The arrival in Ireland of four unaccompanied children from the burnt-out Moria migrant camp in Greece is to be accelerated by Tusla, the child and fam(...)

Padraig O’Morain: Forced sex-trafficking is an evil trade

Compare and contrast. Within a fairly short drive of wherever you live you could probably find a woman to have sex with for money. She could be a woma(...)

‘As the lockdown has lifted, we have seen an increase in the numbers of women advertised online once again and an increase in sex buyers contacting them.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The sale of sex has increased as coronavirus restrictions have lifted and legislation criminalising the purchase of sex must be enforced more effectiv(...)

A direct provision centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare,  that suffered a Covid-19 outbreak earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

All residents and staff in direct provision centres will be offered Covid-19 testing from Saturday. In a joint statement on Friday, the Department of(...)

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