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Fianna Fáil Senator Shane Cassells asked the Junior Minister whether he could see fans returning this year, pointing to the League Cup semi-final taking place at London’s Wembley Stadium this weekend which will have 4,000 fans in attendance. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers has said he is “optimistic” that spectators will be allowed back at some sports games on a trial basis this (...)

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: ‘Loopholes do happen but it’s unacceptable that people had carte blanche in such sensitive situations.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Private security firms brought in for evictions and repossessions will have to be licensed under proposed legislation. On Tuesday, the Minister for (...)

 Paschal Donohoe: he  will outline the scale of the challenge to Ireland’s corporate tax policy from  tax reforms planned by US president Joe Biden. Photograph: Alan Betson

Corporate tax reforms planned by the United States represent a significant challenge for Ireland, Ministers will be warned on Tuesday. Minister for F(...)

 Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the Children (Amendment) Bill would now go to President Michael D Higgins for consideration and signature and should come into effect by May 3rd at the latest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Restrictions on reporting the identity of children killed by homicide have been removed following the passage of amending legislation in the Seanad. (...)

The Mountjoy and Maynooth University project aims to become a template across the prison service. Photograph: Laura Hutton

A programme to support prisoners to go to university, and “bring third-level education to those furthest away from it” will be unveiled on Monday by M(...)

There is a growing concern within the Garda that the force was being swamped by the workload related to economic crimes, especially those with an online dimension. Photograph: iStock

Significant new powers are being considered for An Garda Síochána to tackle white collar and other economic crimes, including new search warrants for (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been called  to answer questions about the potential targeting of voters on Facebook and the online database maintained by the party. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been called on by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil Ministers to answer questions about the potential targeting of vote(...)

There were delays of about an hour at many prisons as staff queued to be admitted to work when security arrangements were slowed, with longer delays reported at the Midlands Prison, Portlaoise (pictured). File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Prison officers have been told by their union to withdraw their “goodwill” in an action designed to force clarity from the justice and health authori(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee expects the Children’s Bill to be passed in the Seanad on Monday and President Michael D Higgins will then have seven days to sign the Bill. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said that families will once again be able to name their loved ones who died as a result of violence by May 3rd(...)

The European Commission contacted Irish authorities seeking clarification on the criteria used to designate countries to the mandatory hotel quarantine list, after five EU member states were added. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said the Government is confident mandatory hotel quarantine is “proportionate and reasonable” but people need t(...)

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