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Labour TD Joan Burton criticised the National Museum for being “hopeless on the subject of women”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A permanent exhibition to mark women’s place in Irish history could be installed in the National Museum of Ireland, Minister for Culture Josepha Madig(...)

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign has called for the decriminalisation of drug use. Photograph: PA

The shame and self-loathing experienced be people addicted to illegal drugs were compounded by being criminalised, a recovering addict has warned. I(...)

A file image of builders carrying out remedial work at St Luke’s National School in Tyrrelstown, Dublin after structural defects were identified. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A promised review of the Department of Education’s ‘design and build’ policy has not yet started but will be set-up by the end of the month, Minister (...)

Tánaiste and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: held meetings in New York on Tuesday as Ireland continues its efforts to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council. File Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has arrived in Washington for talks with senior administration officials and members of Congress, amid increasing concern among(...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Department of Health was right to prioritise legislation to establish a tribunal to deal with the CervicalCheck controversy. File photograph: Tom Honan/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended Minister for Health Simon Harris after his predecessor at the Department of Health James Reilly criticised Mr Harr(...)

Barrister Anne O’Meara, who was one of the 126 people adopted through St Patrick’s Guild agency where children were given false birth certificates that did not record their adoption. Photograph: Alan Betson

Anne O’Meara always knew she was adopted. It was only when she happened to catch a TV news bulletin last year that questions around her origins began (...)

Joan Bruton: “We have to make sure students aren’t sacrificing their future for relatively or very low-paid employment while they’re in school.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of 16- and 17-year-olds in paid employment has increased more than 20 per cent in a three-year period. Statistics released by the Departme(...)

  IBRC admitted  that holders of almost €270 million of junior bonds sold by the Anglo before its nationalisation almost a decade ago are now set to receive all that they are owed.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Almost a decade on from its nationalisation, Anglo Irish Bank still haunts from beyond the grave. The liquidators of Anglo’s successor, Irish Bank Re(...)

Taxpayers committed €29.3 billion to Anglo and €5.4 billion to INBS during the financial crisis, and face a minimal recovery on this, if anything. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A group of Anglo Irish Bank junior bondholders, who resisted attempts to make them share the failed lender’s losses, are set to recoup all that they a(...)

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