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Above, Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton with Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will move as quickly as possible to introduce legislation in response to the Supreme Court ruling on asylum seekers, Minister of State (...)

Minister of State for Equality David Stanton is expected to publish the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy  by the summer. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Measures which Traveller support groups insist are necessary to tackle exclusion from education and housing are absent from the latest draft of a Gov(...)

Simon Coveney said to be in ‘good spirits’

Supporters of Fine Gael leadership candidate Simon Coveney have said the contest to succeed Enda Kenny is “not over” despite Leo Varadkar’s huge lead.(...)

The change in mandatory divorce wait time will require a constitutional referendum.

The Government has accepted Fine Gael TD Josepha Madigan’s proposal to reduce the waiting time for a divorce from four years to two. The change will (...)

David Stanton: “this arrangement is not something to be thrown away blindly without care for its replacement, particularly as we have a housing crisis”

Ireland should do what the Government wants the US to do and implement a process to regularise the status of undocumented migrants. Sinn Féin spokesm(...)

Minister of State for Justice David Stanton told the Seanad: said the Bail (Amendment) Bill expanded the factors a court could take into account in refusing bail. Photograph: Alan Betson

New legislation to be passed by the Oireachtas shortly will provide for electronic tagging of people on bail, Minister of State for Justice David Stan(...)

The number of naturalisation certificates issued in 2015 was 13,500. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 was almost half that of the peak three years earlier, according to new research by the Economic(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a statement in the Dáil at 6.45pm on Wednesday recognising the unique ethnic identity of the Irish Travelling community. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Irish Travellers will on Wednesday be recognised as an ethnic minority in Ireland for the first time. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a statement in (...)

Travellers celebrate outside the Dáil after the debate on recognition of Traveller ethnicity. Traveller health should improve dramatically now that their ethnic minority status has been returned to them. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Whatever is happening elsewhere in Europe, Ireland does not have a migrant crisis. The 2011 census shows that 12 per cent of people living here are of(...)

Abolition of mandatory retirement age:  The Bill will now go to a Dáil committee. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government accepted in principle a Sinn Féin Bill abolishing the mandatory retirement age in the Dáil on Thursday night. Minister of State for Ju(...)

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