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(...)

The Garda Representative Association says the new legislation would “only partly address existing deficiencies in industrial relations legislation governing An Garda Síochána”. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Rank and file gardaí have warned of potential industrial unrest in the future unless the Government gives them the right to be part of a trade union a(...)

Journalist sought release of all communications between then-minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald and a named individual and company.

Files that the Department of Justice said did not exist following a freedom of information request have been uncovered following an investigation by t(...)

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(...)

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