David Stanton

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Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, said: “As a society, we need to look at what we can do to help resolve outstanding issues that are associated with direct provision services in Ireland.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of children kept in “wholly unsuitable” conditions at direct provision centres across the country has risen by more than a third over the p(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan. File photograph: Collins

The referendum to remove a reference in the Constitution to the woman’s place in the home has been postponed, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan co(...)

School children take part in the 2018 Indoor Diversity Games which were held in Athlone in January. Photograph: Offaly Sports Partnership

More than €500,000 in Government funding for organisations promoting migrant integration across Ireland will be announced this week. The Communities (...)

Sinn Féin Senator Fintan Warfield said the State ranks just 15th out of 49 countries on a European ‘rainbow map’ because hate crime legislation to protect LGBTI people continues to be conspicuous by its absence. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland is not the global leader on gay rights many think it is but ranks just 15th out of 49 countries on a European “rainbow map”, the Seanad has he(...)

Dublin’s IFSC, a likely benefactor of today’s move by the ISDA. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Republic is one of the jurisdictions in which disputes arising out of trillions of euro of swaps contracts can be dealt with in a move the global (...)

Minister for Equality David Stanton: more measures are needed to increase the number of women in better paid roles.

A Bill to compel employers to publish data on their gender pay gaps received Cabinet approval on Tuesday, but more measures are needed to increase the(...)

  Pablo Santos, an event promoter for Wigwam bar, Dublin, is expecting a large number of Brazil fans for the side’s World Cup opener against Switzerland on Sunday

If you walk past Dublin’s Wigwam bar on Sunday afternoon you will hear a strange blend of electronic samba and the battle cries of Brazilians psyching(...)

Myrtle Allen, in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Warm tributes have been paid to Myrtle Allen, who died in Cork on Wednesday, with leading figures from the worlds of politics and gastronomy recalling(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskkiddy in Co Cork.

Campaigners against a proposed €160 million waste incinerator for Cork Harbour are to use Prince Charles’s visit to the Irish Naval Service HQ at Haul(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said the appointments ‘bring significant legal, academic and practical expertise’ to the organisation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has appointed five new members to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Mr Higgins presented the warrants of a(...)

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