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The Government is targeting a Garda force of 21,000 by 2021. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former gardaí who left the force to serve as police officers in Australia have been applying to rejoin An Garda Síochána. Minister for Justice Charl(...)

Regina Doherty: "lone parents and children are probably at the biggest risk of poverty in this country". Photograph: Getty

Pensioners will not be prioritised over lone parents and children in this year’s Budget, the Minister for Social Protection has said. Regina Doherty (...)

Ian Drennan, Director of Corporate Enforcement,  said the entire process had been “nothing short of a disgrace”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement took almost three years to hire six senior accountants. At one stage, ODCE boss Ian Drennan said the (...)

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Glastonbury festival. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Millennials are often written off as entitled, social-media obsessed, work-shy snowflakes.But this cohort of people in their 20s and 30s was one of th(...)

Eve Doherty, a Dublin-based garda, arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

The trial of a garda for allegedly harassing a State solicitor has heard that none of the fingerprints found on abusive material matched those of the (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the U2 performance of The Joshua Tree in Croke Park Dublin. Photographs: Eric Luke

Fans from across the globe flocked to see U2 perform at Croke Park as part of the band’s The Joshua Tree tour with a host of famous faces in the crowd(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “Provision for further new expenditure measures in 2018 would require that departments identify funding for such measures by reprioritisation within the overall current expenditure ceiling.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ministers seeking extra money in the budget for spending programmes must find the cash themselves within their existing allocations, they have been to(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will miss next week’s meeting of the Policing Authority. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The head of the Policing Authority has said it is “unfortunate” that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will miss next week’s meeting of the authori(...)

Chief Petty Officer Colm Goulding with his son Daragh (5) in Haulbowline, Cork,  on the eve of the departure of Naval Service patrol ship LÉ William Butler Yeats. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he “does not agree” with concerns expressed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) about Ireland’s participation in the Eur(...)

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe: he said the operation aimed to not only “disrupt the activities of smugglers and traffickers, but also to prevent further loss of life at sea”

Government TDs and Fianna Fáil have voted for the Defence Forces to join an EU military operation to disrupt traffickers on the Mediterranean Sea in a(...)

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