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Shane Ross said he has been ‘fighting the battle of judicial appointments for three years’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the idea of becoming Minister for Justice to oversee reforms to how judges are appointed, an issue champion(...)

The online booking system was  introduced in 2016 to alleviate long overnight queues outside the immigration office on Burgh Quay  in Dublin 2

Foreign nationals looking to secure appointments at the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) in Dublin are still facing difficulties ma(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin  at the Beacon South Quarter in Dublin. ‘People are fearful of their complex being named and their house values dropping as a result.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is standing outside the gates of Beacon South Quarter, but is unable to knock on the doors of more than 800(...)

Four new TDs take their seats in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four new TDs will enter the fold at Leinster House on Tuesday. They were elected during byelections last week. But who are they? Pádraig O(...)

 Joe O’Brien votes at Skerries Community Centre in the Dublin Fingal byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calm, reserved, hardworking, very thorough and “not a man to pick up a megaphone” to deal with a challenge is how a colleague describes newly elected (...)

Kath Cottier and Andrew Prior, members of the Construction Defects Alliance lobbying group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Up to 92,000 Celtic Tiger-era apartments may be affected by building defects, including fire safety issues, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The h(...)

At 11 per cent (770,000 hectares), Ireland has one of the lowest levels of forest cover in Europe. Photograph: Alan Betson

A fundamental shift in forestry policy proposed by the Green Party, away from heavy reliance on conifers towards a focus on native woodlands, is likel(...)

Minister for Education says use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

The use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is “unacceptable” in an education system that promotes inclusion at its cor(...)

Green Party member Saoirse McHugh, a candidate in the European elections,  has said she would leave the party if it entered coalition with Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

The Green Party will hold its first major debate on joining a coalition government after the general election, when its national convention opens on S(...)

Prof Dan Siegel (left), Senator Frances Black, Mary Lovegrove and Michael Griffith from Mindful Nation Ireland, and UK MP Chris Ruane

It seems like a big ask – expecting politicians to set aside daily time to meditate so that they can focus better on the multiple demands on their att(...)

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