The number of naturalisation certificates issued in 2015 was 13,500. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 was almost half that of the peak three years earlier, according to new research by the Economic(...)

Travellers celebrate outside the Dáil after the debate on recognition of Traveller ethnicity. Traveller health should improve dramatically now that their ethnic minority status has been returned to them. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Whatever is happening elsewhere in Europe, Ireland does not have a migrant crisis. The 2011 census shows that 12 per cent of people living here are of(...)

The report found that children were offered access to drugs, alcohol and the notion of status from being associated with the network. File photograph: Getty Images

Criminal gangs are recruiting and exploiting children as young as 11 using drugs, alcohol and the notion of status, according to new research on the i(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. The Department of Justice and Equality is holding public meetings in relation to the National Women’s Strategy 2016 -2020.

On Nollaig na mBan, which falls on January 6th each year, and is a day when men traditionally take over care duties as women celebrate their Christmas(...)

 Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality,  during the launch of the national awareness campaign on domestic violence,  “What would you do?  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

What would you do? That is the question underpinning a new campaign on domestic and sexual violence. It aims to “empower” and “support” bystanders to (...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: has not just been using unnecessarily provocative language but has also shown a careless attitude towards accuracy when discussing judicial reform. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The failure of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, to alter the language he uses now that he is a Government Minister rather th(...)

The Department of  of Justice and Equality said there was an “unprecedented” upsurge in EU treaty rights applications. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Agencies in the UK are charging up to £7,000 to help people get their non-EU spouses into the UK using visas issued by Ireland. The activities of the(...)

StepChange launched in Ireland in September last year after securing €6 million in funding from five retail banks here. It currently has 1,500 active clients around the country.

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) has been appointed as the personal insolvency practitioner (PIP) for Dublin by StepChange, the debt ad(...)

The health service will this year come in on budget for the first time in a number of years, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has said.

The health service will this year come in on budget for the first time in a number of years, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Speaking (...)

Feedback on the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy will be collated and a revised strategy will be brought to Minister for State for Equality David Stanton. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A new National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy should be signed off by the end of the year, a consultation meeting was told on Monday. The Dubl(...)

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