David Stanton

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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(...)

Former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes (left): ‘I believe that armed conflict between Ireland and England was probably inevitable at some point’

The War of Independence was probably inevitable given the historic failure of British political understanding to appreciate Ireland’s unwillingness to(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Jim O’Callaghan said 10 per cent of all crime was committed by children. The victims in these cases were let down, as were the 3,500 perpetrators because “every child must be given the opportunity to get away from a path of criminality”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sexual assault offenders should not be eligible for the juvenile diversionary programme because it is an inappropriate response to serious crime, the (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan warned that less than half of State boards had reached the minimum 40 per cent target of women on boards. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 40 per cent of positions on State boards are now held by women, the Department of Justice has said. More than half of those appointed to 2(...)

Winifred Akinyemi  and Afifa Rahman, EPIC scheme graduates,  with Virgin Media CEO Tony Hanway and BITC chief executive Tomás Sercovich. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The State will lose out if businesses do not tap into the skills and experience that migrants can bring to the workplace, Virgin Media Ireland chief e(...)

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