Direct provision had been intended to last no more than six months but instead morphed into one of institutionalised living ‘that will last for many international protection applicants for many years’, the justice committee was told. File photograph: Tom Honan

The system of direct provision was condemned for breaching human rights, negatively impacting on children and destabilising families at an Oireachtas (...)

The issue has been linked to children and underage gamblers. Photograph: iStock

Constantly evolving social media platforms are “blurring the lines” between gambling and online games, researchers have warned. The issue has been l(...)

The Sido family when they were briefly reunited in Greece for a few weeks last summer. Nermin, who has been refused under family reunification, stands between brothers Jwan and Khalil.

The family of two young Syrian Kurdish men, who came to Ireland as refugees last year, have appealed for the Government to allow their sister (22) int(...)

Eamonn Lillis: Despite his conviction for his wife’s manslaughter, Lillis later won the right to a 50 per cent share of their assets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The family of a man murdered by his wife for his money were forced to pay the killer for her share of their house afterwards, an Oireachtas committee (...)

Celine Cawley, who was killed by her husband Eamonn Lillis. Photograph: Eric Luke

A proposed new law to block killers from inheriting assets from the estate of their victim “goes too far in stripping them of property and risks being(...)

Mick Wallace questioned the logic of running the Garda “like a commercial organisation”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Commission on the Future of Policing has denied its proposal for a corporate-style board of directors to oversee the Garda is “toothless” and woul(...)

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly: “Sorcha, please. I genuinely don’t think I can do this. I’ll find another job. I could give the Leinster Branch a ring”

It’s nice to know that, after however many years we’ve been married, me and Sorcha still have the capacity to surprise each other. “Sacked?” she goes(...)

“I think it is disrespectful, I think it is a laugh and I think it is wrong,” Labour TD Alan Kelly said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Top-ranking gardaí were branded “disrespectful” by politicians for failing to appear before the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Wednesday in a perceiv(...)

The European Commission found that Ireland’s Judicial Appointments Bill did not conform to the standards Ireland signed up to in 2010, which specified that at least half the members of any judicial appointments body should be judges chosen by their peers. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s decision to go ahead with the appointment of three new judges, despite the opposition of Shane Ross and his Independent Alliance, was(...)

When Josephine Feehily appears before the Oireachtas Committee the week after next she will be asked why her agency declined to meet Ms Galligan and Ms West despite repeated requests. Photograph: Alan Betson

The controversy over the treatment of two Garda civilian whistleblowers after they exposed problems with the classification of homicides is to continu(...)

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