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Bridget Perrier, Fiona Broadfoot, Ne’cole Daniels and Rachel Moran, who gave testimonies about having survived prostitution, at the launch of the Turn Off The Red Light campaign at Leinster House  on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Women formerly involved in the sex industry have spoken of their experience of abuse, extreme violence and rape to lend their voices to a campaign fo(...)

Minister of State Damien English: introduced the legislation which has already been passed by the Dáil

A citizens’ assembly of 100 people picked at random using a polling company are in no better position to discuss constitutional issues than “100 peopl(...)

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane has defended the idea of free third-level education in the Seanad. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The proposed introduction of a third-level student loan scheme has been criticised by Independent Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell. “The idea of asking(...)

Senator Alice Mary Higgins pinpointed the creation of “a perverse incentive” for employers to pursue the “aggressive casualisation” of their workforces. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

On any freelance worker’s CV, tenacity, determination and patience are implicit qualities. Those attributes are necessary just to get paid. But the t(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said she believed the House could agree on the principle behind the Competition (Amendment) Bill. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has accepted the principle of Labour-sponsored Seanad legislation providing collective bargaining rights for freelance workers. Minist(...)

Members of the public celebrating the life of late British MP Jo Cox beside the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Friends and former colleagues of the murdered Labour Party MP Jo Cox attended a memorial gathering on Wednesday in Dublin to remember her and to celeb(...)

 Senator David Norris with colleagues before the first sitting of 25th Seanad at LeInster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent Senator David Norris called UK Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson a “liar’’ in a Seanad debate on the eve of the referendum. “We all know B(...)

Joan Burton TD, Marriage Equality Chairwoman Gráinne Healy, Graham Herterich from The Cupcake bloke (who made the cake), Ger O’Keefe from the Yes Campaign, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties  Mark Kelly, Glen chairman Kieran Rose, executive director of Amnesty International in Ireland Colm O Gorman with supporters and campaigners for marriage equality mark the first anniversary of the passing of the referendum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Politicians mingled with newlyweds, families and Yes campaigners in Dublin Castle on Sunday as the sun shone down on the one-year anniversary celebrat(...)

A recent study suggested that it was more difficult for women to break into certain areas of the legal profession, such as criminal, commercial and constitutional law. Photograph: Getty Images

Results of a recent survey by the Bar of Ireland highlighting the issue of sexism in the profession have met with a mixed response by female Barrister(...)

David Norris has been elected to the Seanad on the University of Dublin panel. He was elected on the first count with 4070 votes late on Tuesday night

David Norris has been elected to the Seanad on the University of Dublin panel. He was elected on the first count with 4070 votes late on Tuesday nigh(...)

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