Jill Pitcher Farrell, a 23-year-old rover scout and adult volunteer, became the first woman to be elected chief scout, the voluntary head of the youth organisation. Photograph: Alan Place

After more than three years of controversy and scandal, Scouting Ireland has sought to put a new face forward to the public, with members electing the(...)

Successful applicants under the Immigrant Investment Programme secure the right to live, study and work in the Republic for themselves and their families. Photograph: iStock

More than 260 wealthy non-EU citizens pledged to invest €185.6 million in the Republic under the Government’s “cash for visas” scheme last year, offic(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “So far we haven’t seen any significant dumping of data . . . If anybody comes across any data, if you see it don’t share it.”  Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney

There is expected to be “steady progress” in restoring Health Service Executive (HSE) systems and services in the coming days following the devastatin(...)

Jerrfey Epstein’s death at age 66 was called a suicide by New York City’s top medical examiner. File photograph: New York State Sex Offender Registry/AP

Two Manhattan jail guards who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself admitted to falsifying records but would avoid prison under an agr(...)

 Tiger King, the true crime series set in the world of private zoos and their eccentric owners, became a worldwide phenomenon when it was aired in March 2020. Photograph: iStock

US authorities have seized 68 lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids, and a jaguar from an Oklahoma animal park that featured in the 2020 Netflix series Ti(...)

Minister for Justice Heather Humphreys says the Government is ‘now making some small adjustments to support essential family reunification and essential business needs’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Travel for essential family reunification is now allowed, with over 1,000 families likely to be impacted by the change, the acting Minister for Justic(...)

Relatives of Stardust disaster victims are pictured outside the Dublin City Coroner’s Court before an inquest pre-hearing last year. Photograph:  Damien Eagers.

Long-awaited inquests into the deaths of 48 young people in the 1981 Stardust disaster can now proceed following the resolution of a funding row betwe(...)

The plan calls for changes to the use of office space arising from more flexible ways of working including blended working. Photograph: iStock

The Government is seeking to introduce greater flexibility in working arrangements, to increase opening hours for offices dealing with the public and (...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, former president Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the funeral of Bobby Storey in west Belfast in June. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Prosecutors in the North were right not to pursue legal action against Sinn Féin politicians for allegedly breaching Covid-19 regulations in attending(...)

Some 127 deportation orders were revoked between December 1st, 2020 and April 25th, 2021. Photograph: iStock

The Government has only issued five deportation orders so far this year while nearly 130 orders have been revoked since last December, according to da(...)

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