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The Department of Education said it has granted emergency funding to nine schools facing insurance cost increases

Nine special education schools received emergency funding from the State because they were threatened with closure as a result of spiralling insurance(...)

Eugene Kelly, solicitor Darragh Mackin, Antoinette Keegan and MEP Lynn Boylan,  at a press conference by the Stardust victims’ families group following the announcement of new inquests. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fresh inquests into the deaths of 48 people in the 1981 Stardust fire will be the fourth time an inquiry has been held into the cause of the trage(...)

Bridget McDermott with her daughter June, holding a photograph of children William, Marcella and George, as Stardust fire victims’ families gathered at a press conference following the announcement of a new inquest into the deaths of 48 young people in the 1981 nightclub disaster. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Stardust families will seek “accountability” for their loved ones’ deaths after the inquests, their solicitor says. Darragh Mackin, speaking at a(...)

 Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD at the launch of the 2019/20 schools HPV vaccine programme, the HPV vaccine is now being given to all first year students in secondary school including girls and for the first time, boys. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Proposals to introduce mandatory vaccination schemes in schools may be “challenging to do legally,” according to preliminary advice from the Attorney (...)

Legal experts have raised concerns about proposals by Minister for Transport Shane Ross for graduated speeding penalties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Proposals by Minister for Transport Shane Ross for graduated speeding penalties are unworkable in their current form, legal experts believe. Mr Ross (...)

 Minister for  Children Katherine Zappone has put the controversial Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill on hold. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Legislation to give adopted people access to their birth records has been paused to allow more consultation with those affected and with political par(...)

Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan pictured in the Four Courts on her last day as a Supreme Court  judge. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Supreme Court judge has warned there is a “real risk” the courts will be unable to administer justice in line with the Constitution and European Con(...)

The process will closely follow the process used to appoint Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mr Justice Frank Clarke in 2017. File photograph: The Irish Times

The process to appoint new presidents of the Circuit and District Courts has been initiated by the Government. It will be modelled on proposed refor(...)

Television presenter Marty Whelan in 2017. The biggest unclaimed win on the record was for a €4.3 million jackpot, dating back to June 2001. The ticket was sold in Coolock in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The attorney general has been dragged into a row between the Department of Public Expenditure and the National Lottery over €16 million in unclaimed p(...)

 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: concerned about suggestions banks may have employed unregistered security to assist in executing court orders. Photograph: James Forde

Private security firms executing court orders to repossess homes and other properties will have to be registered with the State under changes expected(...)

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