Palestinian farmer Muna al-Taneeb, from the West Bank, with Senator Frances Black outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/AP Images for Avaaz.

Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly met foreign ministry officials in Jerusalem on Thursday after being summoned to hear Israel’s displeasure at t(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosted a garden party to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of Douglas Hyde on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells.

The provision of services for the Irish language or through the medium of Irish does not need to be excused or justified, President Michael D Higgins (...)

The exterior of the now derelict Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ronan McGreevy A proposal to sell an old Magdalene laundry site in Dublin to a Japanese hotel chain for €14 million is likely to face serious opposi(...)

Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

People gather to watch the tall ships arrive in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tall masts and white sails swaying in the wind as far as the eye can see; The Tall Ships Regatta 2018 has landed in Dublin. Sixteen ships have raced (...)

Bomb survivor Wendy Doherty whose mother, Colette, died, with her son Tiler at the 44th anniversary ceremony of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings on Talbot St. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hundreds of documents relating to the alleged collusion of RUC officers with a loyalist terror gang in the 1970s have been handed over to the Police O(...)

Ireland is one of the few countries without a permanent electoral commission to standardise voting registration rules. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The late voter registration system is archaic and confusing and needs to be reformed before the next election, youth groups have said. The closing d(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with resident Betty O’Brien  at the sod-turning ceremony for New Dolphin Park. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A “cost rental” housing scheme which has been used in cities across Europe for decades will be a key part of the Government’s plan for the future Iris(...)

 File photograph of  Moore Street in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Opening the final headquarters of the 1916 Rising leaders to the public remains a “top priority”, Minister for Heritage Josepha Madigan has said. In(...)

Tony Duffin: We want to see decriminalisation of small amounts of drugs for personal use. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ireland should aim to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of drugs within five years, a State-funded drugs policy group has recommended. At(...)

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