Eoin Daly

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New school admissions legislation will do nothing to change the ‘Catholic first’ enrolment policies of the vast majority of schools, an Oireachtas committee has heard. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

New school admissions legislation will do nothing to change the “Catholic first” enrolment policies of the vast majority of schools, an Oireachtas com(...)

A gathering of the Citizens’ Assembly: “A rather overwrought process.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While polls show consistent majorities in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, there is remarkable reluctance to allow repeal to be put to refere(...)

‘Equate . . . is working to make sure that no child is discriminated against because of their religion.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Recently, the Taoiseach was asked in the Dáil if the State would remove the so-called “baptism barrier” that legally permits schools under the patrona(...)

When Eoin Daly returned to  prison, he was placed in an observation cell. He was later found asleep on the toilet with a package between his legs.

An inmate who attempted to internally smuggle drugs back into prison was caught after he fell asleep on the toilet while excreting them. Eoin Daly (3(...)

The scene where Gareth Hutch was shot dead at Avondale House flats complex on North Cumberland Street. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Despite assurances that the gang crime problem will be tackled and promises of extra gardaí, this Government is vulnerable on the issue of crime, says(...)

Dr Eoin Daly of NUI Galway said arguments citing “constitutional barriers to change and reform” in the area of religion in schools “have been overstated”. File photograph: Getty Images

The Constitution was being used in a “bogus” way to allow State-funded schools discriminate on the basis of religion, a leading expert on constitution(...)

Prof John Coolahan: “I would have expected more where the Christian ethos is so strong.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Efforts to divest schools from religious ownership in the State have been very disappointing, especially as the process involves people of strong Chr(...)

Hitting the road: the presence of nuns, priests and brothers in Irish schools has been diminishing for decades. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

The presence of religious personnel in Irish schools has been diminishing for decades, falling from 3,700 at postprimary level in 1970 to just 30 i(...)

President Michael D Higgins: “I have a very good working relationship under article 28 of the Constitution.” Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ministers have refused to be drawn into any criticism of President Michael D Higgins over his comments about direct provision for asylum seekers wh(...)

Over the course of 20 years as a taxi driver David Ryan has been abused, attacked and assaulted. And in 2010 a man smashed him in the face with a can in order to avoid paying, said his defending counsel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A taxi driver who “snapped” and ran down a passenger who bolted without paying the fare has been given a suspended sentence and disqualified from dri(...)

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