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The ‘quick reference’ guide advises GPs to ask ‘gentle, probing’ questions about, for example, how things are at home.  Photograph: iStock

Government is “preparing” for further increases in women suffering domestic violence seeking support, according to Minister for Justice Helen McEntee.(...)

There will be a change to the standard to clarify that when the occupier of a property has acted with reckless disregard for a visitor or customer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There will be changes to the law on duty of care under proposals aimed at reducing insurance which have been approved by the Cabinet. The aim of the (...)

It is now expected that between 31,000 and 33,000 people will have sought accommodation in the State by the end of June. Photograph: Omar Marques

The flow of refugees from Ukraine has picked up again after a decline over the Easter period, Cabinet has been told. A Government spokesman said on T(...)

The law was introduced last year when An Garda Síochána said temporary outdoor areas for eating and drinking, introduced during Covid-19 restrictions, were not covered by the licensing laws. File photograph

Representatives in the hospitality industry have said Government plans to temporarily extend a law allowing sale and consumption of alcohol in outdoor(...)

The Sheriffs’ Association, which represents the country’s 14 sheriffs, was told by Revenue in March  that normal enforcement would not resume until 2024. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Debt-collecting sheriffs warned the Government that the suspension of tax enforcement during the Covid-19 pandemic threatened their survival and that (...)

 Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said that online defamation is a ‘complex and evolving area’ of law.  Photograph: Leah Farrell / RollingNews.ie

Traditional print media is operating in an “increasingly difficult environment”, where high awards and legal costs threaten the economic viability of (...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is before the Oireachtas health committee on Wednesday morning, where he must put on a performance. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

The political temperature over the future of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) continues to rise – and has now entered into a rolling boil that wi(...)

As the pope said ‘We are in love with wars, with the spirit of Cain. It is not by chance that at the beginning of the Bible this problem is presented: the “Cainist” spirit of killing instead of the spirit of peace.’

On 12th January last a 23-year-old Irish primary school teacher Ashling Murphy was attacked and killed while jogging along the Grand Canal, near Tulla(...)

Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris pictured on Friday morning at the official opening of the new Dublin Airport Garda Station. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gardaí have increased their presence on the streets of Dublin and it is a “safe city”, according to Commissioner Drew Harris. Mr Harris also insiste(...)

A very large cohort of the prison population in Ireland is mentally ill and/or addicted to drugs and alcohol.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) has expressed concern that prison overcrowding was re-emerging, with groups of prisoners sleeping on mattresses(...)

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