Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: “There are many complex strands to this work.” Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

The Government has allocated €3 million next year for the establishment of a scheme to replace the much-criticised ward-of-court system, less than a t(...)

U2 perform at Croke Park in July 2017. Tickets for the sold-out gig appeared within minutes on Ticketmaster-owned secondary site Seatwave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The scourge of ticket-touting has been a regular trigger for fan despair in recent years, with the above-average level of resales for U2 and Coldplay’(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall: “serious concerns” that a “fudge” would be reached. Photograph: Eric Luke

A framework agreement over the ownership of the new €300 million National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has been reached between the Department of Health a(...)

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. Fiann(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says the latest regulations mark the first time the Government is dealing with alcohol consumption through public health legislation rather than through licensing and justice legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has described the range of measures announced on Tuesday to reduce alcohol consumption as the most far reaching yet t(...)