Some women were excluded from restorative justice ex gratia due to  department’s ‘narrow interpretation’ of the criteria, the Ombudsman found.

Women who worked in one of 12 of the State’s Magdalene laundries, but who were admitted to adjoining institutions, have been invited to consider apply(...)

It is hoped mandatory post-mortem examinations will prevent  maternal deaths like Savita Halappanavar

Legislation mandating inquests into all maternity deaths has been delayed, more than one year after it was promised in the Dáil. The Department of J(...)

Three Irish agencies refused to disclose any information regarding their intelligence-sharing agreements. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The State’s intelligence and security agencies, including An Garda Síochána, have refused to disclose details of their co-operation with agencies in o(...)

Yes cards are seen at a count centre. Photograph: PA

Cork East registered a Yes vote of 64.1 per cent with a No Vote of 39.5 per cent. Politicians in support of the Yes vote included Labour TD Sean Sher(...)

Government’s Travelwise app lists the status of every county in the world and also where help can be obtained from consulates overseas.

This week the consular services of the Department of Foreign Affairs held a consultative forum with stakeholders. Led by head of the consular servic(...)

RTÉ presenter Sharon Ní Bheoláin said she was paid ‘considerably less’ than Bryan Dobson

Companies will be obliged to detail the difference in pay for male and female employees, under new plans being considered by the Government. The prop(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness takes the stand at the Charleton Tribunal on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness is expected to give evidence on Monday at the Charleton Tribunal that he was told by the then Garda Commissioner Martin(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik said there was broad support for the introduction of legislation, which would help reduce differences in levels of remuneration between men and women. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Draft legislation aimed at reducing the gender pay gap is expected to be initiated by the Government before the summer recess and will likely be far s(...)

 Betty Purcell: was not reappointed to IHREC and has complained  to the Public Appointments Service (PAS) about the interview process. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is delaying the announcement of seven new human rights commissioners pending a legal submission challenging the (...)

The Cost of Insurance Working Group found the cost of insurance rose 57 per cent between January 2011 and July 2016. File photograph: Getty Images

There is “substantial merit” in capping damages arising out of personal injury claims, a review of the cost of insurance for businesses has concluded.(...)

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