There were 2,145 knives seized by gardaí across the State last year, up 33% on 2017. File photograph: Getty

Knife seizures have continued to increase this year despite the Covid-19 lockdown, with one in six knives seized by gardaí taken from children aged 12(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance, Pearse Doherty TD. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Budget has failed to ease the pressure on workers and families but has instead favoured bankers, insurance companies and vested interests that the(...)

Free travel and ‘heritage cards’ should be provided to homeless children through school-holidays, members of the Oireachtas committee for Children have said. Photograph: iStock

Free travel and ‘heritage cards’ should be provided to homeless children through school-holidays, members of the Oireachtas committee for Children hav(...)

Katherine Zappone: she said the Department of Children and the scheme administrator would “have adequate powers to ensure that public funds are being used efficiently, and to take action where public funds are misused”

Childcare funding schemes in Ireland will have full legal standing for the first time through the launch of the Childcare Support Bill. Minister for (...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish Water has been charging up to €12,000 to connect individual houses to the water mains, the Dáil has heard. Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said (...)