Different styles of dress at An Comhbhail World Irish Dancing Championships  in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

While make-up and false eye lashes are to be banned for Irish dancers under 10, fake tan and wigs are here to stay. The Irish Dancing Commissio(...)

Most passports are lost at weekends by young people using the document as an over-18s identification. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The director of the Passport Office has called for Irish people to have more “regard” for their passports as he reveals about 120 are lost every day.J(...)

External applicants were unable to apply on examinations.ie to sit the Leaving Cert, but the problem has been rectified.

External Leaving Certificate candidates can now apply online again as a technical glitch on the website concerned has been corrected.A spokesman for t(...)

 Rose Robinson Griffith, five months,   with her mother Moninne Griffith, former director of Marriage Equality, with Senator Katherine Zappone, left and Brian Sheehan of GLEN at the  LGBT Parenting in Ireland conference at KIldare Street today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter has said his proposals for family law reforms will shortly be considered by Cabinet, meaning non-biolog(...)

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, John McGuinness, arriving for a committee meeting at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Members of the Public Accounts Committee expressed their utter disbelief at the evidence given by the CRC’s former chief executive Brian Conlan yester(...)

Former chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic Brian Conlon (left) arrives at Leinster House to appear before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Near the end an almost four-hour Public Accounts Committee hearing today, revelations of foreign trips made around the world by Central Remedial Clini(...)

(left to right) Brent Pope, GAA star Conor Cusack and Bressie at the inaugural Student Leaders Congress to promote positive mental health and encourage help-seeking behaviour at The RDS, Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 4,000 students showed up to talk mental health awareness with some of Ireland’s best known sport stars and personalities in the RDS today.Si(...)

Fine Gael councillor Barry Saul called for a valuation before plans for five group housing units went any further but the council spokeswoman said there were no plans to do a valuation at this stage.

Plans to build Traveller accommodation in one of Dublin’s most affluent areas have moved into implementation phase, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Coun(...)

Welsh Water utility services have said the agency spent about €12 million in setting up – in contrast to Irish Water’s predicted €80 million costs.(...)

Fine Gael councillor Barry Saul said 92 people and one resident association made submissions against the Mount Anville Road site. “I’m very disappointed with the result as it will have a direct effect on the future funding of our capital programme.”

A proposal to build Traveller accommodation on sites in one of Ireland’s wealthiest areas was passed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council last (...)

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