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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 (...)

Protective fencing erected outside Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin. It is one of dozens of schools at the centre of structural concerns.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Gardaí should be called in to conduct a criminal investigation to find out who is responsible for structural defects in schools built over the past de(...)

Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin, one of the  42 schools that have undergone structural assessments in recent weeks. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

An inquiry is to be established into why structural concerns have emerged across dozens of schools built over the last decade. Minister for Education(...)

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As you read this there are people about to experience what will probably be the greatest shock of their lives. They are about to discover their parent(...)

Former Tánaiste Joan Burton  arrives at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in May last year for  the trial of   men  who were charged with  falsely imprisoning  her and her adviser at a water charges protest in Jobstown in 2014. They were later acquitted. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda’s rescue of former tánaiste Joan Burton of Labour and her assistant from a 2014 anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, meant the op(...)

Garda protect then tánaiste Joan Burton from anti-water charge demonstrators in 2014. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The policing operation around an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014 lacked “strategic direction” and risk assessments were not ca(...)

Dublin’s ISFC: Figures released this week show the Revenue Commissioners completed five audits of special purpose vehicles, known as section 110 companies, over the past two years

For the McCann fruit ‘n’ veg dynasty, it’s a case of back to the future. Having sold Fyffes – which traces its roots back to 1902 when Charles McCan(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he agreed about the urgency involved in dealing with the issue. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Internet harassment would carry a maximum prison sentence of seven years under legislation introduced in the Dáil on Wednesday by Labour leader Brenda(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “I was 75 minutes this morning. It was particularly bad this morning.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Traffic in Dublin was so bad on Tuesday it took Taoiseach Leo Varadkar 75 minutes to get to work, the Dáil heard. Mr Varadkar who lives in the Castle(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “Our success in this area will be a mark of our success as a caring, compassionate country.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“It’s housing, stupid” seems to be the new political mantra of the day. In an article published in the Sunday Independent, Minister for Finance Pascha(...)

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