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Senator Michael McDowell said extra time should be given to debate the controversial legislation. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Claims that legislation dealing with the records of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes must be passed by the end of the month (...)

Senator Michael McDowell had repeatedly called elements of the  legislation unconstitutional. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The lapsing of the controversial judicial appointments Bill with the dissolution of the Dáil has been welcomed by members of the judiciary and politic(...)

Independent Senator Victor Boyhan said great financial strain had been placed on communities in taking judicial review proceedings in an effort to halt developments sanctioned under the scheme. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Mark Hilliard Construction work on approved housing developments can take up to two years to begin despite the introduction of a controversial fast-t(...)

The former director of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company has called for the release of its final accounts. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The accounts of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company must be published and presented to the Oireachtas without delay, a former director of the company has sa(...)

Green Party Cllr Pippa Hackett (left), pictured last year with party leader Eamon Ryan TD and Grace O’Sullivan, recently elected to the European Parliament. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil will not contest the Seanad byelection for the seat vacated by former senator Grace O’Sullivan following her election to the European Parl(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill would be delayed at least into the autumn. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

Controversial legislation on judicial appointments finally moved on to the next stage after a marathon debate of more than 100 hours came to an unexpe(...)

The Orphanage: the four one-bedroom suites in Dún Laoghaire were to be rented for up to €1,500 a month

The owners of the Orphanage in Dún Laoghaire have apologised and said they will rename the building because of the reaction to their “tone-deaf” choic(...)

Susan Lohan of the Adoption Rights Alliance expressed astonishment at “the tone deafness of the PR people behind this”.

A former resident of a Dún Laoghaire institution now being marketed as The Orphanage by the company that redeveloped it has called for its name to be (...)

The entrance to the co-living space is to the rear of the former Bird's Nest orphanage.

A former Dún Laoghaire orphanage which was known locally as “The Bird’s Nest” is now being offered to the rental market as Dublin’s latest “luxury co-(...)

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