The helpline will be required to provide people with information on what behaviour constitutes bullying, harassment, or sexual harassment. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Oireachtas is to set up a helpline for employees and political party staff to deal with bullying or sexual harassment in Leinster House. The Hous(...)

Leinster captain  Sene Naoupu celebrates with the her team-mates after winning the interprovincial championship at Donnybrook on Saturday night. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The women’s interprovincial championship had another nail-biting finish on Saturday night as Leinster regained the title thanks to a dramatic 14-all d(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin TD said it was a positive step that civil servants were receiving training in ‘unconscious bias’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Staff across Government departments are receiving “unconscious bias” training, to help them avoid making decisions based on gender, class, race, or ot(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said advertorials for the launch of the National Development Plan – Project Ireland 2040 – in national and regional newspapers and online media for five days last month cost €384,372. FIle photograph: Getty Images

Cinema and newspaper advertising costs for the launch of the National Development Plan – Project Ireland 2040 – was almost €500,000, final figures hav(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin, former minister Councillor Ciaran Cuffe and party leader Eamon Ryan pictured in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Green Party/Twitter

The Green Party has ratcheted up its criticism of the Government’s policies on climate change, ethics and sustainability at its national conference in(...)

 A firefighter surveys the damage at the scene of the at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun after Wednesday night’s fire. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Ballymun fire has starkly illustrated the need for improved training, resources and enhanced risk assessment in relation to the threat of fires in(...)

The NTA has  said the Green Line is operating at capacity at peak times, with crowding on trams between Ballaly and Ranelagh

The Government has been urged to sanction immediate alternative transport for Luas commuters who cannot board trams along the Green Line during rush h(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin: “The reasons behind a reluctance to breastfeed in our society are rooted in cultural choices across generations”

The Oireachtas is to develop a new policy to allow women breastfeed in the Dáil and Seanad chambers. The matter was raised by Green Party deputy lead(...)

Justin McAleese previously played a prominent role in the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015, when he spoke of his experience of growing up as a gay man.

The son of former president Mary McAleese has effectively declared his intention to stand for Fianna Fáil at the next general election, telling party (...)

 Green Party TD Catherine Martin: ‘No workplace is free from stress or occasional conflict.’  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Ceann Comhairle has been urged investigate whether there is a culture of sexual harassment at Leinster House. The Oireachtas Women’s Caucus has w(...)

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