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Jo, originally from Malaysia, posts her selfie online on Friday to raise awareness for the undocumented in Ireland. ‘I’m in Ireland for 15 years as a childminder.  I want the Irish Government to know I live here, work here and belong here.’

Undocumented migrants in Ireland have called on the Government to remember “the other undocumented” in Ireland as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pleads the ca(...)

Siptu official Greg Ennis said CIÉ could owe “hundreds of millions of euro in unpaid contributions to its two defined-benefit pension schemes from 2009 to date”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Workers claim State public transport group CIÉ owes hundreds of millions of euro in unpaid contributions to its two pension schemes, TDs and senators (...)

Germany’s EU commissioner Günther Oettinger said EU financial reforms meant money could be redirected to ensure the transport of products from Irish ports to other EU ports. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union could fund new ways of connecting Irish and continental European ports if a “super-hard Brexit” cut off access to the UK, the EU bu(...)

“Of course Facebook would go to a country with the lowest levels of data protection. It’s natural they would choose Ireland”: German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, Peter Schaar speaking to New York Times in 2015

The State does not have a good reputation for data protection. In 2015 the former German federal commissioner for data protection, Peter Schaar, put i(...)

The Joint Committee on the future of Mental Health Care heard children with mental health difficulties and eating disorders are facing long waits for an appointment with a psychologist in some areas. Photograph: Getty images

Children with mental health difficulties and eating disorders are waiting for more than 15 months for psychology appointments in some areas, an Oireac(...)

 Chairperson of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution Senator Catherine Noone. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“It has been interesting, it has been surprising, it has been amazing, this process, to me. There’s a huge lack of understanding and knowledge in this(...)

 Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain (L) and Democratic Senator from Rhode Island Jack Reed (R) attend an Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, . Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The push by Republicans to reform the US tax code was thrown into turmoil on Thursday evening as new rulings on the fiscal implications of a Senate bi(...)

Orlaith McBride, director of the Arts Council: said she just wanted to set the record straight. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Arts Council is to be given the opportunity to read a response into the official Oireachtas record after its director, Orlaith McBride, was asked (...)

There were 6,300 children in the care of the State as of March 2017, 92 per cent of whom were placed with 4,500 approved foster carers around the country. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí and social workers should be placed in specialist child protection units and gaps in provision of out-of-hours emergency services should be rem(...)

Mr Mullen was not present at the time of the Seanad debate on Tuesday. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has described remarks made by Independent Senator Ronan Mullen about Savita Halappanavar as “distasteful and offensive’’. (...)

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