“All the social consequences,  suicides, ruination, people’s careers being destroyed and all the rest that flow from an unregulated gambling industry in this country are there for us all to see,” says Independent Senator  Michael McDowell.

Thousands of Irish race-goers made their way to Cheltenham last week for four days of gambling in the Gloucestershire countryside, contributing to the(...)

Tony McLoughlin: “I have been raising this every week with the Minister and the OPW, and, indeed, before that with the previous minister Frances Fitzgerald”

Over a year after rank-and-file gardaí in Sligo walked out of their station in protest at conditions there, the Minister for Justice has admitted to l(...)

Abhaile is the State’s mortgage arrears and debt resolution service

More than 11,600 borrowers received advice and support from Abhaile, the State’s mortgage arrears and debt resolution service over a two-year period, (...)

Since the Thornton Hall prison site was acquired almost €20 million has been spent on consultancy and legal fees along with works. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The site once destined to be the State’s first ‘super prison’ now looks set to be used to ease the housing crisis. More than €51 million has been spe(...)

Winifred Akinyemi  and Afifa Rahman, EPIC scheme graduates,  with Virgin Media CEO Tony Hanway and BITC chief executive Tomás Sercovich. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The State will lose out if businesses do not tap into the skills and experience that migrants can bring to the workplace, Virgin Media Ireland chief e(...)

The DPC found the Reception and Integration Agency and Aramark infringed a resident’s data protection rights.

The rights of a resident in one of the State’s direct provision centres were breached by the Reception and Integration Agency and the contractor runni(...)

‘Our bill would seek to regularise the position of children born in Ireland who have been resident here for at least three years and who are currently potentially facing deportation,’ Ivana Bacik said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will not support a Labour Party Bill which would give citizenship rights to children of non-national parents if they are born in Irelan(...)

Bill Kenneally. “It should be remembered that these matters are particularly sensitive, and that Mr Kenneally is due to stand trial for further alleged offences,” Judge Barry Hickson cautioned. File photograph: Patrick Browne

The retired judge who is heading up a commission of investigation into the handling of allegations of sexual abuse against former sports coach Bill Ke(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, said: “As a society, we need to look at what we can do to help resolve outstanding issues that are associated with direct provision services in Ireland.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of children kept in “wholly unsuitable” conditions at direct provision centres across the country has risen by more than a third over the p(...)

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