Michael Mcdowell

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Bríd Smith: “It comes from a Government that speaks out of both sides of its face on climate change”

The continued obstruction of a Bill to ban fossil fuel exploration in Ireland by an Oireachtas committee “is an act of environmental vandalism”, accor(...)

Road safety, particularly in the northwest, has to be reviewed in the wake of the tragedy at the weekend in which four young men were killed in a cras(...)

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and Silbaziso Ndlovu: The Solidarity Bill, if passed, would restore automatic citizenship rights to all children born in the State. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Thousands of children living in the State are facing legal limbo as they enter adulthood unless laws governing citizenship are reformed, migrant right(...)

The entrance to the Thornton Hall site in north Dublin. Purchase of the site by the Department of Justice in 2004 was mired in controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Celtic Tiger years produced a petri dish for expensive and grandiose government initiatives. Little has been learned from those damaging experimen(...)

The entrance to the Thornton Hall site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost a decade and a half after the State bought the vast Thornton Hall site in north Co Dublin, it lies idle. But with the housing and homelessness(...)

Since the Thornton Hall prison site was acquired almost €20 million has been spent on consultancy and legal fees along with works. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The site once destined to be the State’s first ‘super prison’ now looks set to be used to ease the housing crisis. More than €51 million has been spe(...)

Metrolink opponents Rethink Metrolink at Beachwood Luas Stop. From left: Grace Maguire, Suzanne Gleeson, Michael Brady, Philip Daly, Eugene Flynn, Ruth Murphy, Colleen McCarthy, Larry Ryan and Ronan O’Connell. The child in the foreground is Mary Kate Gleeson. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Last March, when the National Transport Authority (NTA) published its preferred route for the Metrolink rail line, there was consternation in south Du(...)

Michael McDowell: “The reform of the Seanad is not a matter best left to the initiative of the unreformed Seanad.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Taoiseach is being urged to introduce legislation on Seanad reform into the Dáil before it is brought before the Upper House because of concerns S(...)

Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, said family law “is a very different type of law and tensions are particularly raised at this time of year”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A call has been made for the long promised amalgamated family law court centre to be urgently prioritised following the incident wher a man disrupted (...)

 A well production test at the Corrib field off the Mayo coast. The committee heard  the  field supplies 50%  of the country’s gas needs, but will  be exhausted in 2025

Legislation to ban oil and gas exploration off the Republic’s coast stalled on Tuesday after an Oireachtas committee failed to vote in favour of movin(...)

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