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‘The numbers of Palestinian civilians killed - and a quarter of them children - flies in the face of humanity. It is just not acceptable,’ Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said. Photograph: Julian Behal

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has expressed his disappointment that the United Nations Security Council could not agree a clear joint sta(...)

A total bar on naming children who have been the subject of court cases came into effect last October following a Court of Appeal ruling. Photograph: Getty Images

Child victims of homicide can be named publicly from Friday onwards, following legislation signed into law last week. A total bar on naming children (...)

Deserted streets in  Temple Bar  in March, 2020. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Reuters

The Tánaiste has warned that the announcement of the re-opening of the economy “cannot be a false dawn”. Leo Varadkar said “we must avoid a fourth wa(...)

As numerous General Data Protection Regulation experts have pointed out, this database seems far from compliant with Irish or EU data laws, on numerous points. File photograph: Getty

Ever since the start of the Sinn Féin Abú electoral database saga, I’ve watched and listened in a synchronous state of dropjaw disbelief. What? How? (...)

Eoghan Murphy: Given that the byelection  was triggered by the resignation of a former housing minister, it could also somewhat fittingly act as a reminder to the Coalition parties of the importance of solving the housing crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Musing on the forthcoming byelection in Dublin Bay South after the decision of Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy to quit, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said on Tue(...)

Green Party councillor Hazel Chu and former Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell are among those expected to compete for the seat vacated by Eoghan Murphy. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill and Eric Luke

The Dublin Lord Mayor and Green Party chairwoman Hazel Chu is seeking to run for the forthcoming byelection in Dublin Bay South, The Irish Times under(...)

The Court of Appeal  ruled last year that section 252 of the Children Act preventing child victims of crime being identified, should apply even in cases where the child died as a result of crime. File image: Collins Courts.

Restrictions on reporting the identity of children killed by homicide have been removed following the signing into law of new legislation by the Presi(...)

 Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the Children (Amendment) Bill would now go to President Michael D Higgins for consideration and signature and should come into effect by May 3rd at the latest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Restrictions on reporting the identity of children killed by homicide have been removed following the passage of amending legislation in the Seanad. (...)

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee had pledged to amend the law. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A loophole in the law, which prevented child victims of murder or manslaughter from being publicly identified, has been rectified in the Oireachtas. (...)

A file image of Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer. Photograph: Collins

A further 18 people have died from Covid-19, while the Department of Health was notified of another 683 confirmed cases of the virus on Wednesday. Th(...)

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