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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said It is ‘only right and proper’ that Ireland plays its part and offers a helping hand. File photograph: Getty

Almost 3,000 refugees will be settled in Ireland over the next four years under plans announced in Geneva on Tuesday by the Minister of State with res(...)

The 20 largest companies trading on the Euronext Dublin (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange) have met an interim target to have at least 25 per cent female directors on their boards by the end of 2019

Some “heartening” advances, but still a “serious gender imbalance” at the top level of business in Ireland. That was the mixed verdict of the Governme(...)

Balance for Better Business co-chairs Brid Horan and Gary Kennedy. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

A “serious gender imbalance” persists at the top level of businesses in Ireland, with 13 companies trading on the Euronext Dublin retaining all-male b(...)

Protesters against Government plans for bingo outside the Dáil on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Glitzy and professional bingo businesses would “muscle in” on community events if commercial bingo was allowed in the State, Minister of State David S(...)

 Jackie Duffy and Peggy O’Connell from Dublin playing bingo during a protest outside the Dáil to stop the Government affecting  bingo on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónail

A “major professional lobbying campaign” has attempted to derail legislation obliging large bingo operators to obey existing laws requiring them to do(...)

Nell Maughan, whose son William Maughan is missing, during the seventh annual National Missing Persons’ Day event. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A school choir sang a haunting version of Bring Him Home as a giant screen in the great hall of Dublin’s King’s Inns started displaying pictures of ju(...)

UN rapporteur also warned that “racial profiling” had become a serious problem within the police service. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ireland’s rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric and racist attacks should push the State to introduce hate crime legislation without delay, a UN official ha(...)

The  accommodation earmarked for asylum seekers  in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell/Irish Times

The decision to cut the number of asylum seekers going to Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, from 130 to just 27, made up of seven families, including children,(...)

The direct provision accommodation for asylum seekers will house 25 families in Ballinamore. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Seven families will move into controversial new direct provision accommodation in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, before Christmas. In all, 27 people will t(...)

 Minister for Children and  Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone at  the launch of Ireland’s first national LGBTI+ strategy  at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new Government strategy intends to “explore opportunities” for the inclusion of LGBTI+ lives in primary and secondary cycle curriculum as part of th(...)

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