David Staunton

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“All the social consequences,  suicides, ruination, people’s careers being destroyed and all the rest that flow from an unregulated gambling industry in this country are there for us all to see,” says Independent Senator  Michael McDowell.

Thousands of Irish race-goers made their way to Cheltenham last week for four days of gambling in the Gloucestershire countryside, contributing to the(...)

If you fancy yourself as a culinary genius, this might be the time to change career altogether as chefs are currently at the top of the switching league. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

For those who lived through the madness of the last tight labour market, it’s a familiar picture. Wages are going up, bonuses are back, incentive pack(...)

A report by the Economic and Social Research Institute on where immigrants were born and how well they are doing, exposes disparities in terms of educational achievement and employment levels.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Inward migration has transformed Ireland into a multicultural society and brought benefits on many fronts, not least in economic growth and social ene(...)

 Paul Kelly (42), of Shanliss Road, Santry, Dublin leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A father-of-five who ran over a man as he was pulling out of a driveway has been fined €3,000 and banned from driving for four years. Paul Kelly (42)(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan secured Cabinet approval on Tuesday to lift restrictions on asylum seekers working, including the abolishment of the €1,000 payment for an employment permit. Photograph: Eric Luke

Asylum seekers will be able to seek any form of employment except with An Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces or the Civil Service, under new plans to (...)

 Former sports coach Bill Kenneally. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A former sports coach has been sent to the circuit court for trial on 99 charges relating to the alleged sexual and indecent assault of three boys. (...)

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(...)

When interviewed by gardaí, the accused declined to tell them why he had travelled with a passport that was not his. Photograph: Alan Betson

A man who went to Italy using someone else’s passport after he discovered his own was out of date has been given a 16-month suspended sentence. Edwa(...)

Traveller activist Thomas McCann:  “Unless we address the wider societal and institutional issues, it is going to get worse for Travellers.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Travellers make up 0.6 per cent of the population yet account for 10 per cent of the male prisoner population and 22 per cent of the female prison pop(...)

Mary Mitchell O’ Connor: legislation would be required if she was to accept the pay increase for her appointment as a super junior Minister by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mary Mitchell O’Connor may be forced to forego a pay increase to keep her role as a super junior Minister. Ms O’Connor was appointed a Minister of St(...)

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