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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,(...)

Minister of State for Equality David Stanton: A Government delegation, led by Mr Stanton, will face questioning on issues including access to a lawyer for people in Garda custody and the impact of Ireland’s abortion regime on women and girls. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The treatment of people in Garda custody, including foreign nationals refused entry to Ireland, was among the issues raised at the UN Committee Agains(...)

Minister for Children  Katherine Zappone with Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, and  Ann Marie Gill, chairperson. Photograph: Eric Luke

The slow roll-out of specialist Garda units to investigate sexual crimes is among the matters the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre wants a United Nations Com(...)

Charlie  Flanagan: he  said  since the Supreme Court decision his department had been analysing and considering “this important and complex judgment”

The Government is to establish a taskforce to examine the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that the absolute ban on working imposed on asylum seekers (...)

Coercive control is defined as a pattern of sustained emotional and psychological abuse of a partner through threats, intimidation, control and restrictions of liberty, coercive control has been recognised as a serious offence in UK law since 2015. Photograph: iStock

Domestic violence legislation currently before the Oireachtas will fail to respond to the “lived terror” of women and children if it fails to include (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Photograph: Alan Betson/File

Legislation being sought by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to overhaul judicial appointments is unlikely to be passed for the summer due to a new p(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with his Ministers of State at Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Paul Phelan: Local Government and Electoral Reform (Housing) The same age as the Taoiseach at 38, the Carlow-Kilkenny TD is one of his strongest(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is appointing junior ministers on Tuesday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has appointed ministers of state in his new administration, promoting key allies in the recent Fine Gael leadership election. (...)

An an open day at Exchange House National Traveller Service, Naomi Power, Winona O’Reilly and Reanna Stokes. Photograph:  Tommy Clancy

It could take several generations for the poverty and marginalisation experienced by Travellers to be fully addressed, Minister of State for Equality (...)

Incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with   Minister for Housing Simon Coveney, who he has appointed Fine Gael deputy leader.   Photograph: Collins

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has been appointed deputy leader of Fine Gael. The move was announced at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary(...)

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