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Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan: alleged the Government is attempting ‘clear the decks’ before Brexit is finalised. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The State is rushing to deport people ahead of the Brexit deadline despite Government assurances deportations would stop for the duration of the pande(...)

A Plan International study on young females in Ireland found that almost 50 per cent of girls aged between 12 and 19 found it difficult to pay for sanitary products

The recent passing of a Bill in the Scottish parliament to bring in the legal right to free access to sanitary products has brought sharp focus to the(...)

Green Party Senator Róisín Garvey warned that ‘we are in the last second, the last minute to midnight as we face a complete destruction of all we have grown up to know, and our children won’t’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Green Party Senator became emotional as she highlighted the biodiversity crisis the world faces as a result of climate change. Senator Róisín Garve(...)

The Seanad passed an amendment ensuring Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman will hold a copy of the full archive as well as Tusla. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has told the Seanad that it is no longer “morally feasible” for his department to continue to refuse access to (...)

Green party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the Government legislation five times. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Controversial housing legislation that one Green Party TD voted against and a Green Minister of State abstained on has been passed by the Seanad by 29(...)

Mary Lou McDonald was the star of the campaign, and her repeated attacks on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for, as she claimed, being in power together for four years were brutally effective. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Two years after she was elected Sinn Féin president, Mary Lou McDonald has wildly exceeded the expectations of party members who chose her to succeed (...)

 Emily O’Reilly’s first term has seen a shift in her office’s main preoccupations with individual citizens’ complaints to a focus on raising accountability standards in the EU institutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emily O’Reilly is on the campaign trail. Her bid for re-election for a second term by MEPs as Europe’s Ombudsman later this month saw her speaking in (...)

Phyllis and Maurice McHugh, who lost their only child, Caroline, in the 1981 Stardust disaster, and Lisa Lawlor, who was 17 months old when her parents, Francis and Maureen, died in the fire.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Lisa Lawlor (40), who lost both parents in the Stardust inferno 38 years ago, says the tragedy has affected her whole life. She was 17 months old whe(...)

Friends and relatives of those killed in the 1981 Stardust fire  bring their case for a new inquest to the Attorney General’s office in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Relatives of the victims of the Stardust tragedy have been “fobbed off” by the Attorney General, following a request for a new inquest into the deadly(...)

Cork is home to UCC and CIT.

Select your college of interest: UCC, CIT, TCD, TU Dublin, UCD, DCU, NCAD, NUI Galway, University of Limerick, Maynooth University, Waterfor(...)

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