Eamon Ryan in the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Screengrab from Oireachtas footage

The landmark Climate Action Bill sets the course of Ireland for the next 30 years, according to Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan. (...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman: ‘Level 5 has meant that there have been major restrictions on our ability to engage in terms of unaccompanied minors.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Plans to resettle Syrian child refugees in Ireland from a Greek migrant camp, originally scheduled for September and again in March have been further (...)

Remains of the burnt-out Moria migrant camp on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Social workers and members of An Garda Síochána are due to travel to Greece in the next week to relocate unaccompanied child refugees of the Syrian wa(...)

The Taoiseach said Government would be looking at the issue of attending Mass and religious services but he said he could give ‘no guarantees’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin renewed his appeal for international co-operation on vaccine supply as noted the involvement of numerous countries in the pro(...)

Cycle ‘superhighways’ must be part of decarbonising transport – committee hears. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If Ireland is to tackle heavy reliance on the car and to reduce its high emissions from transport it must embrace imaginative options especially in bu(...)

Dublin South-Central TD Patrick Costello said he took the challenge on foot of legal advice that ratifying the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (Ceta) may give rise to constitutional issues.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Green Party TD who has taken a High Court challenge to a trade agreement between Canada and the EU has told party colleagues he will consider the re(...)

Baby shoes tied to the railings outside the offices of the Commission of Investigation in Mother and Baby Homes in Dublin.  The baby shoes are tied with black mourning ribbon in memory of all the victims of the mother and baby homes. Photograph: Handout from Will Hamilton/PA Wire

A protest was held on Saturday outside the office of the mother and baby homes commission to mark the end of its term. Mother and baby home survivors(...)

A mother and baby home protest outside the Convention Centre in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The State’s privacy watchdog has received 11 complaints from individuals about the personal testimonies they gave to the Commission of Investigation i(...)

Tuam mother and baby home in Co Galway. File photograph: Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has formally confirmed the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be wound up at the end o(...)

Roderic O’Gorman  said that he had written to the Attorney General in recent weeks over the deletion of the tapes. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

It will not be possible to salvage recordings of survivors of mother and baby homes made, but then deleted, by the commission of investigation into th(...)

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