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The bill ‘will remove the risk of political patronage’, says Shane Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross’s long stalled proposals to reform the way judges are appointed are set to be finally passed through the Dáil follow(...)

New Irish citizens: participants at one of Monday’s three ceremonies at Killarney Convention Centre. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A language test for citizenship applicants is under consideration in order to improve immigrants’ integration into Irish society, a senior Department (...)

Co Offaly resident Nonso Muojeke (14) came to Ireland with his mother and older brother in 2006.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is being urged to revoke a deportation order against a Nigerian teenager who has been living in Ireland since he(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape following a trial two months ago.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nearly two months on from the end of the trial that saw Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding acquitted of raping a 19-year-old Belfast woman, it no longer (...)

“I’m not going to apologise to a former stockbroker for the fact that I’m a barrister,” Jim O’Callaghan told Shane Ross. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan crossed swords in a Dáil spat over controversial legislation to re(...)

The International Transport Federation has called on Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to suspend a scheme allowing non-EEA fishermen to crew Irish boats. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

KITTY HOLLAND Social Affairs Correspondent Sixteen fishermen from outside the EU, who gardaí suspect have been trafficked for exploitation in the i(...)

Bomb survivor Wendy Doherty whose mother, Colette, died, with her son Tiler at the 44th anniversary ceremony of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings on Talbot St. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hundreds of documents relating to the alleged collusion of RUC officers with a loyalist terror gang in the 1970s have been handed over to the Police O(...)

Reaching a number of 15,000 by 2021 will require some 1,600 more Garda members to be recruited on a phased basis over the next two years.

This year’s recruitment campaign for new members of the Garda is under way, with Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan appealing for minorities to app(...)

The Government favoured a digital age of consent of 13 and was supported by smaller parties and Independents. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government has lost a series of votes on data protection legislation including one on the digital age of consent. Fifteen Fine Gael members were (...)

Achill Island Sea Salt has moved from plastic to recyclable glass packaging.

Achill gets smoking hot with its recycling Achill Island Sea Salt has moved from plastic to recyclable glass packaging, and has launched a new smoked(...)

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