An Coimisinéir Teanga’s report states that An Garda Síochána failed to implement recommendations made following a 2011 investigation into its compliance with legislation designed to ensure the linguistic rights of the public are protected.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

A report detailing the failure of an Garda Síochána to satisfactorily address the low number of Irish-speaking Gardaí stationed in the Gaeltacht has b(...)

These women appear to have been subject to an Upstairs, Downstairs regime in Leinster House, left without basic facilities. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leinster House is a big old building, and big old buildings are a devil to keep clean. The cleaners – almost all women – are on the go from the crack(...)

Grafton Street in lockdown: The main draw on the public purse was spending on the Government’s Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The impact of the pandemic on the public finances is deepening as the crisis enters its second year, with exchequer returns published by the Governmen(...)

Protesters and gardaí clash during an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin on  Saturday. Photograph: Damian Eagers/PA Wire

People attending anti-lockdown protests may be traced by gardaí using CCTV and camera phone footage and prosecuted for breach of Covid regulations, Mi(...)

Head of the commission Judge Yvonne Murphy: ‘The report is there, it is not going to be revised. What would they possibly ask the commission to do – redo the report?’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission believes “very strongly” that tapes of hearings at its confidential committee should be destroyed. The views of (...)

 Gardaí operate a Covid-19 checkpoint at the entrance to Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

There are “compelling legal reasons” why the Government cannot implement a system of mandatory hotel quarantining for all incoming passengers, Taoisea(...)

“Vaccine Hunters”: People  wait in line for hours for a chance to get vaccinated against Covid-19 outside the Kedren Community Health Center in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Nearly half of the population of Ireland could be in line to receive a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of June, according to a new European delivery sched(...)

Catherine Murphy  speaking to media after talks with the Government about Supreme Court Judge Séamus Woulfe. Photograph: Alan Betson

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy has said it is a “very open question” whether the Oireachtas should deal with the crisis surrounding Supre(...)

Controversy around Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe’s attendance at the Oireachtas golf dinner in August has led to a crisis in the State’s highest court. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is due to meet all the party leaders on Friday afternoon to discuss the crisis in the Supreme Court and to seek consensus on (...)

The controversy over Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe has now moved to the political realm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The controversy over Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe - who the Chief Justice Frank Clarke said should resign - has now moved to the political realm and the G(...)

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