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The Policing Authority and the Minister for Justice have say there has been ‘minimal use’ of the hoods so far.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Garda has declined to release figures for the number of times its members have used controversial “spit hoods” since the start of the Covid-19 cri(...)

Danny Delaney who died at St Fintan’s Hospital Portlaoise. Photo: Laois Today

Danny Delaney, Theresa Sherlock and Ger O’Neill. Those are the names of some of the men and women who lost their lives at a hospital in Laois ove(...)

The increased risk to victims posed by the pandemic and measures designed to halt its spread have been acknowledged.

Victims of domestic abuse are to be reminded that services are still out there for them as restrictions on movement continue during the coronavirus ou(...)

At this time, the issues potentially facing all families are the same, but the level it affects them depends on their circumstances

The metaphorical village it takes to raise a child has been boarded up during this phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Those normal interactions with teac(...)

Norah Gibbons was driven by a “profound sense of social justice and empathy”, President Michael D Higgins said.

President Michael D Higgins has led tribute to children’s rights advocate Norah Gibbons, who has died. Ms Gibbons, who was a qualified social worker,(...)

Coronavirus “should not be used as an excuse” to stop separated parents from seeing their children, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has warned. Photograph: Peter Cade/ Getty Images

Coronavirus “should not be used as an excuse” to stop separated parents from seeing their children, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan(...)

A protester demonstrating against direct provision in 2017. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 650 additional beds have been secured for asylum seekers in direct provision centres to socially distance and self- isolate, the Department (...)

Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy visits gardaí  operating a checkpoint at the entrance to Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Two of the Garda’s most senior officers will now stay on in duty past their planned retirement dates to help deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemi(...)

The Restaurants Association of Ireland said “more than two-thirds” of leased premises that it surveyed in a straw poll were unable to get any flexibility from their landlords in relation to rent.

Government action is required to protect the interests of restaurateurs whose landlords are trying force them to pay their rent in full even while cl(...)

As a country, we are adjusting to heightened anxiety levels. WhatsApp groups of friends and family are trying to maintain spirits. Photograph: Alan Betson

Thursday’s meeting of the Dáil where emergency legislation was passed without a vote indicates that we effectively have a national government in place(...)

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