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Homeless families in Dublin are to be given Leap cards allowing them free access to public transport for the month of August, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is to announce.

Homeless families in Dublin are to be given Leap cards allowing them free access to public transport for the month of August, Minister for Housing Eog(...)

A review group was appointed last September  to examine how sexual offences are dealt with by gardaí and the courts. Photograph: iStock

Rape victims should be allowed give evidence by video-link, consideration should be given to allow them pre-record their evidence, and “rape myths” ca(...)

Erin Phelan with her children, Casey (4) and Dylan (1), who live in a family hub on Western Road. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

For Erin Phelan (23), and her children Dylan (1) and Casey (4),support with the costs of buses and days out during summer would be “a huge help”. The(...)

‘If you are a family squeezed into one room in a hotel, the children and the parents are under huge additional stress.’ Photograph: iStock

Homeless families are “under huge additional stress” during summer months and “need more supports”, a leading family support worker has warned. Rache(...)

 Gino Kenny TD; Richard Boyd Barrett TD; Cllr Fiona Ferguson, Old Park, Belfast; Brid Smith TD; and Gerry Carroll MLA, West Belfast, at the People Before Profit agm in Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If the Green Party “wastes the huge surge in support” it received in May’s local elections by “propping up Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil” after a general e(...)

The last of the Tin Men, James Collins working away in his shed at his home in Avila Park Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

James Collins, one of the last Traveller tinsmiths in Ireland, welcomed the recognition of his craft offered by Unesco, but he wonders who will carry (...)

The judgment would benefit a small but significant number of refugees, said Catherine Cosgrave, of the  Immigrant Council of Ireland

A ruling that allows refugees who married after they first sought asylum to apply to have their spouse join them in Ireland, should not delay long-awa(...)

A spokesman for the company said Go-Ahead had higher targets than Dublin Bus (pictured). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Go-Ahead Ireland, which operates more than 20 bus routes across Dublin, is being fined for failing to adequately deliver services it was contracted to(...)

Cork’s Sexual Health Centre provided 157 sessions of post-termination counselling last year, compared with 77 in the previous year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of women seeking post-abortion counselling at the largest dedicated sexual health clinic in Cork more than doubled last year compared with (...)

Zoe Flynn (24) was ‘quick-witted, sharp and a very strikingly beautiful lady’ who also carried ‘great sadness’, her funeral in Ballyfermot, Dublin heard on Friday.

Zoe Flynn (24) was “quick-witted, sharp and a very strikingly beautiful lady” who also carried “great sadness”, her funeral in Ballyfermot, Dublin hea(...)

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