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Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is facing mounting pressure from the Opposition to facilitate a question and answer session with Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on (...)

 The Sar gave some details about Ros-Gip Ltd, and Ros-Vit Ltd, both of 5 Harbourmaster Place in the IFSC.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In September 2015, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, of Wall Street, New York, sent a Suspicious Activity Report (Sar) to the Financial Crimes Enf(...)

We deny huge numbers of workers the right to be paid when they’re off sick – and hope the welfare system will pick up the slack. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A friend of mine works for the HSE. And she has no entitlement to sick pay. Like tens of thousands of other workers in the health system, she is emplo(...)

THE GREEN PARTY MAY BE ENTERING GOVERNMENT WITH TWO PARTNERS, WHO HAPPEN TO BE FIERCE POLITICAL RIVALS. THIS NOVEL PARTNERSHIP COULD TAKE SOME GETT(...)

 Alan Kelly: told his TD colleagues Labour’s post-election position of going into opposition should not change. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The turning point for Alan Kelly, and his colleagues’ perceptions of him, came at a meeting of the Labour parliamentary party in Drogheda in September(...)

Rose  Cottage:  it  was vacated in the last decade and has fallen into disrepair.  Photograph: James Forde

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has been given permission for extensive refurbishment of a historic house in the Phoenix Park after scrapping plans t(...)

Any Garda member caught not disclosing when they used the spray or failing to document their reasons for using such force can be investigated and disciplined under the new system. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí who use pepper spray on members of the public will have to record and account for each incident under strict new controls around the use of for(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (left) and Alan Kelly in the RDS, Dublin during the 2016 general election. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the two contenders in the Labour leadership contest, were both first elected to the Dáil as part of the so-called “G(...)

Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she was elected:  The political adviser-turned-elected deputy is the youngest woman in the new Dáil.

“It’s official – there is no turning back now,” said Claire Kerrane, Sinn Féin’s newly elected TD for Roscommon-Galway, after she signed the roll(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone was one of several high-profile and hard-working women politicians from across the political spectrum who lost their seats. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A disappointing feature of the general election was that the number of women elected to the 33rd Dáil increased by just one. In all 36 women were elec(...)

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