The Bill will establish a District Family Court, a Circuit Family Court and a Family High Court as divisions within existing court structures. Photograph: Alan Betson

The child and family law courts are not child, family, or disability friendly, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said in a submission(...)

Gardaí had no place to isolate after contact with suspected Covid-19 cases, and had ‘no choice’ but to return to their homes, the Oireachtas justice committee will hear on Tuesday.  File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Gardaí were regularly left fearing that they had passed Covid-19 on to vulnerable relatives as no isolation accommodation was provided for members dur(...)

Tackling age bias an imperative as the qualifying age for the old-age pension is likely to be pushed out, researchers say. Photograph: iStock

Age discrimination is alive and kicking in Irish workplaces. It’s illegal under the Employment Equality Acts (1998-2015) but those working in the area(...)

A deserted Parliament Street in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

On Monday the Government changed its public health guidance, easing a number of measures that were in place to help reduce transmission of Covid-19. B(...)

Bank of Ireland confirms it will now accept asylum seekers’ temporary residence certificate, refugee travel document or Stamp 4 Irish residence permit, as proof of identity and address. File photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

Bank of Ireland (BoI) has moved to allow asylum seekers to open bank accounts, on foot of pressure from campaigners and the Irish Human Rights and Equ(...)

 Declan Ganley,  a practising Roman Catholic, claims that as a result of the restrictions, he cannot leave his home to attend Mass, which he argues is in breach of the State’s guarantee of the free practice of religion in Article 44 of the Constitution. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State has been given two weeks by a High Court judge to clarify whether there is a legal basis for Covid-19 restrictions on people attending Mass (...)

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission argued a high degree of procedural safeguards are required around the Ministerial decision-making to revoke Irish citizenship.

A new procedure will have to be put in place for revoking Irish citizenship as a result of a Supreme Court decision. The new process will have to con(...)

The boy — a ward of court referred to as John – suffered catastrophic injuries in a road incident last summer and is said to have no prospect of a meaningful recovery.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an urgent appeal by the parents of a profoundly brain-injured boy against orders allowing a hospital to withhold (...)

HSE officials are expected to tell the Covid-19 committee that acute hospitals will not be able to cope if a second wave of the coronavirus falls during the winter flu season. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coronavirus has seen hospital waiting lists for surgeries increase by more than a quarter, while mental health and other services were reduced during (...)

Eileen Flynn, from Ballyfermot in Dublin, will be first Traveller to sit in the upper house, and her presence there will give an important platform to one of Ireland’s most isolated minorities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The failure to include a voice from Northern Ireland among the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees was a disappointing omission at a time when the work of (...)

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