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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(...)

Site for Emergency Reception and Orientation Centres for refugees in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon: only  additional centre sourced from nearly 100 properties offered in two separate public tendering processes in 2015 and 2017.

The Minister of State for Immigration was forced to “directly intervene”with Minister for Health Simon Harris after his department failed to provide s(...)

Minister of State for Justice David Stanton said sometimes it was better to start from scratch, redraft the cannabis legislation and resubmit it, if it was not possible to amend it.

Private Members’ legislation legalising medicinal cannabis remains on the Dáil agenda, despite the Oireachtas Committee on Health saying it is legally(...)

The Bill paves the way for refugees to bring grandparents, cousins, nephews, nieces and siblings to Ireland by expanding the reunification programme. Photograph: iStock

The Government was defeated in the Seanad as a Private Member’s Bill allowing refugees bring their extended family to Ireland passed its committee sta(...)

“Teenagers can’t go into pubs, and so forth. They are very isolated.” Bridgie Casey at the Minceirs Whiden meeting in Rosbrien, Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

“We’ve a pain on our shoulders from carrying coffins.” So said Bridgie Casey as she described the trauma of having 12 members of her extended family (...)

Independent TD Michael Harty said men had been issued with letters by State agency telling them to vacate their direct provision centres within four weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Government agency has been accused of adding to homelessness because it is issuing eviction letters to men in direct provision who have been refused(...)

Government is now open to considering making physical or psychological violence against partners a specific offence following representations from several senators. Photograph: iStock

The Government is to consider introducing a specific offence of domestic violence later this year, a United Nations committee has heard. Earlier this(...)

Minister of State for Equality David Stanton, who highlighted Ireland’s ‘strong’ human rights record in his opening address before the UN Committee Against Torture.

Ireland, for all its faults, is not a country normally associated with the practice of torture. The very appearance, therefore, of a Government deleg(...)

 A wreath in honour of former residents of the Magdalene laundries at the gates of the Dáil in 2014. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The United Nations has sharply criticised the State’s approach to alleged abuse in Magdalene laundries and its claims that there was no basis to belie(...)

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says it is concerned about the abuse and mistreatment in residential settings. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Human rights groups have raised concerns over the care of older people in nursing homes in Ireland, including allegations of widespread ill-treatment,(...)

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