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The Committee’s report on reform of the family law system, published on Thursday,  includes a recommendation  that funding should be allocated for the construction of a long-promised purpose-built family law complex on the Hammond Lane site. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Serious consideration should be given to granting automatic guardian rights to unmarried fathers, an Oireachtas Committee has recommended. The Joint(...)

The HSE last week wrote to Biogen, the company that produces the drug, rejecting the price offer. File photograph: Getty Images

Health Service Executive claims that a drug to treat children suffering a rare muscle wasting disease would cost €600,000 per child are wrong, Fianna (...)

Two Garda whistleblowers have been trying to raise their concerns in the Garda for over a year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two Garda civilian members who believe some homicides were both misclassified and not investigated as they should have been have been trying to raise (...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said  reversing the 2012 pension changes would unnecessarily benefit people who have access to other resources. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has defended the pensions changes made under the Fine Gael-Labour government which most affected women. (...)

It was very unlikely evidence would be found to prove senior Garda officers ordered or directed members of the force to inflate alcohol breath testing data, the head of the  Policing Authority, Josephine Feehily, has said.

It is “unlikely” that evidence will be discovered to prove a claim that senior gardaí forced officers to inflate breath-testing data, Policing Authori(...)

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald is likely to fight the next election as the party’s  leader if, as expected, Gerry Adams stands down in advance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Political parties are paying particular attention to four constituencies where the number of seats has changed for the next general election. The thr(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has secured a commitment from his seven TDs that they will all stand again. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For the past few weeks, Ken O’Connell, Sinn Féin’s political director, has been travelling the country ensuring his party is election-ready, from chec(...)

 Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath speaks outside  Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil has unanimously agreed new expanded terms of reference for the commission of investigation into the abuse of the intellectually disabled woma(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said he had received information which showed a young woman, known as “Ann”, was making day visits to the home until 2015.

A foster home at the centre of allegations about the abuse of the intellectually disabled woman “Grace” cared for other children until 2015, the Dáil (...)

 Martin Collins from Pavee Point speaking at the launch of the Justice and Equality Committee report on Traveller ethnicity at the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government will recognise Traveller ethnicity within weeks, an Oireachtas committee indicated on Thursday. A number of speakers at the publicati(...)

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