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A sign stuck to the door of the King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A sense of unease could be detected among locals in Lisdoonvarna this week ahead of the arrival on Monday of the first group of asylum seekers to be a(...)

Social Democrats: Ms Shortall said that under her party’s legislation unpaid leave would be available to either or both parents. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government policy is that parental leave should be introduced on a paid basis, Minister of State for Justice David Stanton has told the Dáil. “The pr(...)

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan said moves to push the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill were “strange when there are so many aspects  relating to alcohol that we should be talking about”. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

For the first time in the State’s history people will be able to drink legally in pubs on Good Friday after legislation was passed in the Dáil today t(...)

Sligo Rovers marketing and PR officer Shane Crossan (left) talks with Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton at a ceremony at Carmichael House in Dublin. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Sligo Rovers was one of five sports clubs to be recognised at an event in Dublin on Tuesday for its work over the past year on the Club Welcome projec(...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

 Former Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton, with her husband, former Senator Paul Bradford. File photograph: Alan Betson

Former Fine Gael TD Paul Bradford has moved to deny suggestions that he was interested in running for the party in Cork East where he previously held (...)

The Government has committed to undertaking a package of measures to tackle the gender pay gap. Photograph: iStock

Policymakers, business and trade unions and academics are to meet next week as part of a Government initiative aimed at finding ways to close the gend(...)

At the University of Limerick, Prof Shane Kilcommins,  Minister of State  David Stanton,  Dr Catherine Naughton and Prof Sean Redmond, examine a report on children and crime. Photograph: Alan Place

Children younger than 12 years old in both rural and urban areas are being groomed into organised criminal networks by family members, according to a (...)

A recent UK study found that coercive control was apparent in 92 per cent of domestic killings.

Psychological abuse and controlling behaviour within a relationship is to become a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. The offence of “co(...)

Ava Barry, a seven year old girl from Co Cork, has been granted permission to use medicinal cannabis to prevent severe epilepsy attacks. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ava Barry, a seven year old girl from Co Cork, has been granted permission to use medicinal cannabis to prevent severe epilepsy attacks. Minister for(...)

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