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The changes are seen as a response to commentary being made on live court cases – usually via social media – that have strayed beyond contemporaneous reporting. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

New rules seeking to ensure that only bona-fide journalists and lawyers may report or tweet from court cases are very worrying, Solidarity-People Befo(...)

A Woman’s Place: Noel Murphy’s portrait of the 53 women serving in the Oireachtas also includes Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to Westminster and Dáil Éireann

“Do you want me to smile?” Lisa Chambers asks. There may be slightly more concern in her question, while posing for a photograph, than that of an arti(...)

Builders pictured carrying out remedial work on November 5th at Tyrrelstown Educate Together School. The school had closed to pupils due to building defects Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Parents of some pupils at a school which is at the centre of structural concerns are refusing to send their children back to class over safety fears. (...)

Peter Casey ‘showed during and after the election that he doesn’t know the first thing about politics’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

In the aftermath of the presidential election it was striking that the most vociferous expressions of outrage at the vote obtained by Peter Casey came(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne announced he is to leave the bank late last week.

Bankers’ bonuses should only be considered once public confidence in banks has been restored, the Financial Services Union (FSU) has said. And it argu(...)

Lissadell House, July 2016: former and sitting TDs (back row) Niamh Bhreathnach, Jan O’Sullivan, Nora Owen, Mary Harney, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Mary Hanafin, Síle de Valera, Heather Humphreys; (front row) Frances Fitzgerald, Gemma Hussey, (Constance Cassidy, host and owner of Lissadell House), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Mary O’Rourke, Katherine Zappone. Joan Burton was not in attendance; Regina Doherty and Josepha Madigan were appointed senior Ministers in 2017. Photograph: James Connolly

In July 2016, 14 women from different backgrounds attended a dinner party in Co Sligo. The women were members of one of Ireland’s most exclusive clubs(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett (left) and Solidarity TD Paul Murphy talk to the media on the plinth at the Dail. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

Labour finance spokeswoman Joan Burton has described Budget 2019 as one of the most nakedly political and electioneering budgets she had experienced. (...)

People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith: knew what Leo was going to say even before he stopped himself saying it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

We had forgotten about Leo being lost for words until Bríd Smith reminded us during Leaders’ Questions on Wednesday. The People Before Profit TD brou(...)

Social media guidelines are being drafted by a committee made up of the presidents of all five court divisions including the chief justice Frank Clarke (above). Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Sharppix

Irish judges are to receive guidelines within the next three months on how to deal with social media during trials. The guidelines are being drafted (...)

Misogyny towards single mothers is ‘not diminishing fast enough’, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Misogyny towards single mothers is “not diminishing fast enough”, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said. The Minister was respondin(...)

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