Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said she was determined to work to change the law as quickly as possible. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall

The Cabinet has approved the adoption of a Private Member’s Bill to change the law in relation to the naming of child victims of criminal offences. (...)

 Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health Dr Tony Holohan who met coalition party leaders and medical officers at Government buildings, Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 518 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on Monday evening. This brings to 3(...)

The Government faces a huge decision on the future of European Commissioner Phil Hogan. File photograph: Getty

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the EU Commissioner Phil Hogan’s latest apology “definitely helps” but that he needs to “account for himself and explai(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Gambling has become a serious problem that is destroying lives in Ireland.’ Photograph: iStock

Fianna Fáil has promised to ban credit card betting and so-called “whistle-to-whistle” wagers if elected to power. The party unveiled a policy paper(...)

Jim O’Callaghan said Fine Gael were ‘not interested’ in confronting gangland crime. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

If in government Fianna Fáil would reform criminal legislation to deal with gangland figures in the same way members of the Provisional IRA were tackl(...)

 Jim O’Callaghan said  confidence in the Garda has been undermined again by the recording of  breath tests that never happened. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There is a distinct lack of confidence emanating from the Opposition benches of late, as the Dáil gets to grips with the latest Garda controversy. Sp(...)

Matters perceived as affecting the independence of the judiciary tend to provoke a strong reaction on the bench, and that is certainly the case in relation to the planned new regime. File photograph: Getty Images

There is no doubting the concern at the highest levels in the judiciary about the Government’s plan for changing the way in which judges are appointed(...)

‘Taoiseach Enda Kenny was most anxious to reflect ‘the new political landscape’ by breaking old political news.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Taoiseach is a great man for the spiral-bound notebooks. He writes everything down in them during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil. When Enda Kenn(...)

The case relates to the awarding of the second mobile phone license to Esat Digifone. Photographed at the time of the winning bid are the then Minister for Communications, Mr Michael Lowry (centre) with Kare Gustad (left) chief executive of Telenor Mobile and Mr Denis O’Brien, chairman of Esat Digifone. Photograph: Eric Luke

An application for approval of an arrangement whereby a British company is funding litigation against the State and businessman Denis O’Brien has been(...)