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Independent TD Catherine Connolly said she gets ‘nauseous when people talk about protecting mothers because we’re not protecting mothers, we’re protecting a system that doesn’t want anything to come out’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Adopted persons should have unconditional access to their birth certificates and adoption information, Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said. Sh(...)

Minister of State for Health Anne Rabbitte said she was “shocked” at what she had learned about the issue as she highlighted repeated refusals of the HSE to provide her with the report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Multiple incidents of alleged sexual assault at a Co Donegal residential facility for the disabled going back 13 years, have been highlighted in the (...)

  Minister for Education Norma Foley. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has expressed the Government’s support for legislation to ensure Traveller history and culture becomes an obligator(...)

Homeowners from Donegal, Mayo and Clare protest at the Convention Centre in Dublin seeking 100 per cent redress over the mica issue. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Blink and you would have missed it in the waving forest of placards and flags. A plastic bag attached to a tube with green and yellow electrical tape(...)

Thomas Pringle said the introduction of a ‘tout line, rat line’ is ‘crazy’ and ‘will do nothing but set back the response in the county’. File photograph: Collins Courts

A Donegal TD has accused gardaí of introducing a “rat line” for the public to “tout on neighbours” who breach Covid-19 restrictions in Co Donegal, whi(...)

Speaking in the Dáil on the landmark Climate Bill, Barry Cowen hit out at the ‘slow snail’s pace and lack of progress to date’ which he said was a ‘far cry’ from where he expected it to be in relation to the midlands. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Fianna Fáil backbencher has launched a scathing attack on the Government’s “lack of progress” in making a just transition to a low-carbon economy. (...)

The Land Development Agency will undertake strategic land assembly. File photograph: Getty

There are more bankers on the board of the Land Development Agency (LDA) than there are women, the Dáil has been told. Green Party finance spokeswoma(...)

Noah Donohoe’s disappearance prompted a big search operation, with hundreds of people from across Belfast involved. File photograph: PSNI/PA

A call has been made for the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs to intervene and ensure the Police Service of Northern Ireland will (...)

Labour TD Duncan Smith:  ‘I’m not going to be lectured on understanding workers.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The act is down to a fine art and people are well used to it by now. It’s easy to anticipate the lines. Nobody really reacts anymore. “Usually, what(...)

There is confusion among Garda management about how the new fine system will be enforced. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Gardaí now have the power to fine people travelling into the Republic from Northern Ireland in breach of Covid-19 travel rules. People travelling to (...)

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