National Lottery draw is shown on Saturday during RTÉ’s weekly scheduled family movie. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has “analogue laws in a world of digital gambling” Minister of State for Justice James Browne said as he acknowledged the decades of delay in (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the passage of a Bill in the Seanad to allow the identification of children who are the victims of murder or manslaughter. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the passage of a Bill in the Seanad to allow the identification of children who are the victims of mur(...)

Fianna Fáil senator Mary Fitzpatrick said Deliveroo riders (above) and those working for similar delivery companies had provided a “vital and essential service” to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Government has “no plans” to introduce a new category of employment for workers in the gig economy, which would extend to them the same rights as (...)

Roderic O’Gorman  said that he had written to the Attorney General in recent weeks over the deletion of the tapes. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

It will not be possible to salvage recordings of survivors of mother and baby homes made, but then deleted, by the commission of investigation into th(...)

A senior member of the ESRI has defended statements on the possible impact of a new housing scheme. File photograph: Getty Images

A senior member of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) defended statements on the possible impact of a new scheme to the Oireachtas hous(...)

Harold Hislop, department chief inspector, said estimated grades awarded to students by their teachers had only been adjusted by a standardisation process on “solid evidence”.  File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The calculated grades awarded to students by some schools and teachers in the Leaving Cert had been a “severe overestimation,” officials from the Depa(...)

Fine Gael Senator Mary Seery Kearney: ‘One of the direct messages pretty much amounted to a rape threat.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

A Fine Gael senator has said she experienced threats of physical and sexual violence online following a simple post about canvassing last year. Fine (...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Fine Gael would need a ministerial team balanced along gender and geographic lines if it re-entered government. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to assuage the concerns of Fine Gael councillors about entering government with the Greens, insisting rural Ireland (...)

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