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Hundreds attended a rally  organised by the Galway Anti-Racism Network  on Saturday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Criticism of the Government’s “minimalist” approach to removing the State’s absolute ban on asylum seekers working was voiced at a rally in Galway on (...)

Asylum seekers applying for work permits must secure a job that pays a starting salary of at least €30,000 per annum and are also barred from working in more than 60 different areas including construction. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

Employment opportunities open to asylum seekers under new measures proposed by the Department of Justice this week are “exceptionally limited” and wil(...)

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín said he did not agree with his party’s stance on the Eighth Amendment.   File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín has defended opposition to repealing the Eighth Amendment, which is at odds with his party’s view. At its recent ard fhei(...)

The Four Courts: Mr Justice Max Barrett  ruled   Dr Healy  was liable to Promontoria (Aran) Ltd for the debt.  Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A bank official’s representations to a doctor at a meeting that he was “in the clear” in relation to a debt before he put €2.2 million on deposit in 2(...)

Senator Catherine Noone, chairwoman of the Oireachtas abortion committee, addressed each of the recommendations and offered explanations as to why  the committee made them. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is understood to have told his TDs and Senators that accepting the findings of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment(...)

Abortion Referendum posters on a pedestrian bridge on the Stillorgan Road in 2002. Photograph: David Sleator

Holding multiple referendums on the same day could see many individual proposals getting little or no attention, a leading political scientist has war(...)

Posters in Dublin during the 2002 abortion referendum campaign. File photograph: David Sleator

It is very odd that the Citizens’ Assembly discussion of referendums has been moved to this weekend, given that it will allegedly have no impact on th(...)

Almost half of all TDs said they were in favour of repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

For many months, Irish Times/Ipsos polls have shown an overwhelming majority of the public are in favour of at least some liberalisation of Ireland’s(...)

An Irish born child with a severe blood disorder will have his appeal against deportation to Nigeria heard this month by the Supreme Court.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

An Irish-born child with a severe form of the blood disorder sickle cell disease will have his appeal against deportation to Nigeria heard this month (...)

The scene of the subsidence on Edmondstown Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, due to digging underneath. Dublin City Council has closed the road between the Merry Ploughboy pub and Tibradden Road to carry out “emergency” stabilisation work. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Part of a scenic road leading to the Dublin mountains in Rathfarnham could be closed for up to a year, after alleged illegal excavation work caused it(...)

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