Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney said the legislation was not about empowering Ministers to introduce new legislation, but about protecting existing legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Emergency legislation to protect Ireland’s interests in the event of a no-deal Brexit last night completed its passage through the Oireachtas and now (...)

The St Margaret’s Traveller housing scheme in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local authorities failing to spend their Traveller accommodation budgets could face financial sanctions, under proposals being examined by Government-(...)

  Peter Casey has refused to acknowledge Travellers as a separate ethnic group. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has condemned comments about Travellers by the presidential candidate Peter Casey, and said that he hopes voters will use the e(...)

File image of cousins Ann  and Maryann during a celebration  of Traveller ethnicity at   Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Racism among teachers towards Traveller children must be addressed as part of any move to teach Traveller culture in schools, a leading expert on dive(...)

 At the Traveller cross-party Oireachtas group were (from left) Oein de Bhairdiún; Sindy Joyce; Thomas McCann; Jan O’Sullivan TD; and Senator Colette Kelleher. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Members of the Traveller community called for reparations, a State apology and the banning of the word “knacker” at an event in Dublin on Tuesday. T(...)

The legislation consolidates all previous Acts dealing with domestic violence.

Landmark legislation to provide better protection for victims of domestic violence has passed all stages in the Seanad. The Domestic Violence Bill, b(...)

The Bill paves the way for refugees to bring grandparents, cousins, nephews, nieces and siblings to Ireland by expanding the reunification programme. Photograph: iStock

The Government was defeated in the Seanad as a Private Member’s Bill allowing refugees bring their extended family to Ireland passed its committee sta(...)

An expert group is to be set up to examine Traveller accommodation policy, Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

An expert group is to be set up to examine Traveller accommodation policy, Minister of State for Housing Damien English has said. “The composition an(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan was accused of being to the right of Genghis Khan.

Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan has defended his departmental officials against stinging criticisms of their attitude to asylum seekers by a form(...)

Senators Lynn Ruane, Colette Kelleher and Frances Black at the proposal of the new Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Several Senators have launched a Bill to allow refugees to bring their grandparents, cousins, nephews, nieces and siblings to Ireland by expanding the(...)

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