Mick Wallace

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Peter Ward SC (left) and other Yes campaigners speaking at a Lawyers for Yes press conference on the issue of fatal foetal abnormalities and abortion last month. Photograph: Maxwells.

Question: Is removing the Eighth Amendment necessary before legislation can be introduced to allow abortions in cases of fatal foetal abnormality (FF(...)

Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace has raised the issue of Pobal’s charitable status a number of times in the Dáil. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The company that manages Government and EU social inclusion programmes is to review its status as a registered charity, following questions about its(...)

Children’s groups have argued to maintain the age of digital consent at 13. File photograph: Getty Images

Proposals to raise the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 years of age were rejected by an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday. The digital age of co(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said an increase in the number seeking asylum had begun last year following a ‘steady decline’ since 2008.

The number of foreign nationals claiming asylum in the Republic has increased significantly in the first two months of the year. If trends witnessed (...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton at the Tribunal of Inquiry into protected disclosures made under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and certain other matters. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An Garda Síochána is examining more streamlined ways, that are less open to legal challenge, to dismiss members from the force. The move comes after (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said she found the phrase “abortion on demand” offensive.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said she found the phrase “abortion on demand” offensive. “Women don’t demand abortion,” she said. “They don’t go (...)

Apartment 5, 43 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 sold for €340,000

Apartment 5, 43 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Spacious one-bedroom apartment with large balcony, once owned by former developer and TD Mick(...)

Wexford TD Mick Wallace said Pobal was  paid €13.5 million in 2016 for  work for the Department of Children when “they’re supposed to be a not-for-profit charity.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Government departments are not obliged to seek tenders from “in house” State agencies for contract work, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has s(...)

The matter currently being investigated by the Charleton tribunal grows more nuanced with each day’s evidence. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The matter currently being investigated by the Charleton tribunal grows more nuanced with each day’s evidence. The Oireachtas asked the tribunal to i(...)

The Charleton Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Garda officer has told the Charleton tribunal that an error which created the impression at the O’Higgins Commission that the Garda legal team was a(...)

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