Former tánaiste Joan Burton, who is adopted, said the Government’s decision to refer it to the children’s rapporteur for a period of six months was a ‘kick to touch’. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

The discovery of 126 illegal birth registrations at St Patrick’s Guild three years ago marked the opening of “another dark chapter in our history”; so(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A number of Government TDs have indicated that Minister for Justice Helen McEntee should answer questions in the Dáil on the appointment of former att(...)

Gardaí in front of a house in Dublin city centre where activists were removed by a private security firm on foot of a court order last week. Photograph: Jack Power

Comments by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan in support of legislation against photographing and filming gardaí have been widely criticised by op(...)

Changes introduced by former tánaiste Joan Burton resulted in employed lone parents who had been in receipt of the payment losing 1.9% of income while their non-employed counterparts saw no change

Lone parents who were forced to take up work as a result of changes to the One Parent Family Payment from 2011 suffered a fall in income, a new study (...)

Footage of the protest, which prevented Tánaiste Joan Burton and her assistant, Karen O’Connell  from leaving Jobstown for a number of hours, was importance in the subsequent trial, an international report has found. File photograph: Collins Courts

Social Affairs Correspondent A controversial anti water-charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin four years ago which resulted in six protestors being ch(...)

A gallows and saloon in an old American western town.  Social media is  the wild west of electioneering

Social media is not bad in itself, just like the telephone or television or email isn’t in itself bad. But the way it has come to be used by some peop(...)

Dylan Collins  leaving Dublin Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins

A man who admitted throwing a rock through the rear window of a Garda car at a water charges protest in Tallaght in 2014 has been given a suspended se(...)

Former minister James Reilly. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Another case linked to water protesting has failed in court. Charges against Regina Ward (49) from Balbriggan, Co Dublin, who had been charged with a(...)

Legislation which will be published on Tuesday would see responsibility for online content shifted back on to tech giants rather that the person who posts the content.

Social media companies could face the prospect of unlimited fines if they fail to remove posts which risk prejudicing criminal trials. Legislation wh(...)

Paul Kiernan, Keith Preston, Declan Kane, Antoinette Kane,Tommy Kelly and Peter Herbert at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after the charges against them  were dropped. Photograph: Collins Courts

Comments by the judge in the Jobstown trial earlier this year about the reliability of garda evidence heavily influenced the decision to drop almost a(...)

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