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Better Balance for Better Business’s Brid Horan and Gary Kennedy: group was established in 2018 when only 18 per cent of directors at top Irish publicly quoted companies were women. Photograph: Leah Farrell

A group convened by the Government to examine the reasons for the low proportion of women on corporate boards will launch its first report in the comi(...)

Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall, who championed the parental leave legislation in the Dáil, said it was a great relief to see it pass. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas has passed a private member’s Bill to increase the entitlement to unpaid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks in a rare all-party agreeme(...)

Ministers last week consented to the change, which will seek to resolve the issue that arose after the referendum approving same-sex marriage was passed in 2015. File Photograph: Getty

An anomaly in the law that prevented male same-sex couples from receiving adoptive leave and benefit is set to be resolved by legislation that has bee(...)

The issue has been linked to children and underage gamblers. Photograph: iStock

Constantly evolving social media platforms are “blurring the lines” between gambling and online games, researchers have warned. The issue has been l(...)

Gambling is a serious problem in this country which inflicts untold damage on thousands of families, but there has been no appetite at any level of society to face up to the issue and come up with a coherent response.

The Government’s decision to establish a gambling authority after endless prevarication on the issue is welcome, but it is a pity that the regulator w(...)

The Government has published  a report laying out a path to reform the State’s 60-year-old gambling laws

A new gambling authority to regulate Ireland’s €8 billion betting industry will not be put in place for at least 18 months, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has(...)

US president Donald Trump picks up a bowl of shamrocks in the White House on St Patrick’s Day last year as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US vice-president Mike Pence look on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Rituals matter. Next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will present a bowl of shamrock to US president Donald Trump in the White House, continuing a tradi(...)

Angham Younes, Zuhair al-Fakir and  daughter Lorca al-Fakir with Minister of State David Stanton: family has moved to Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, under the Community Sponsorship Ireland initiative for refugees. Photograph: Maxwells

The organisers of a project aimed at welcoming a Syrian refugee family to Lismore in Co Waterford say they have been “galvanised” into pressing ahead (...)

Syrian families are seen in Damascus countryside in October 2013. File photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

The Department of Justice will today announce the launch of the new community sponsorship initiative encouraging villages, towns and parishes across I(...)

The Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Bill 2018 gives the State increased powers to investigate and prosecute crimes committed abroad by Irish citizens and residents. Photograph: iStock

President Higgins has signed the Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Bill 2018 into law. The bill, introduced by Minister of State for Just(...)

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