Regina Doherty: “Nobody is required by law to have a card. So, therefore, it isn’t compulsory. But for my department it’s mandatory”

Pressure increased on the Government on Friday over the roll-out of the public services card after Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty confi(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties said it is getting a large number of queries about the public services card

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties is to write to the Government expressing concerns about the roll-out of the public services card. The scheme ca(...)

Public services cards, the issuing of which will have cost €60 million by the end of the year, were first provided to social welfare customers and people claiming certain State benefits.

An identity card currently held by more than two million people has so far prevented just €2.5million worth of welfare fraud, figures from the Departm(...)

Minister of State for Equality David Stanton: A Government delegation, led by Mr Stanton, will face questioning on issues including access to a lawyer for people in Garda custody and the impact of Ireland’s abortion regime on women and girls. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The treatment of people in Garda custody, including foreign nationals refused entry to Ireland, was among the issues raised at the UN Committee Agains(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has asked for details of how the State shares foreign intelligence information.

A leading human rights watchdog has asked the Government and the State’s policing and defence agencies to release details of how they share intelligen(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe said it would  be compulsory for all passport applicants to hold a public services card. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former minister for justice in the government that decided to introduce public services cards for citizens has said he was against national identit(...)

Donál Toolan with Gordon Ryan (right): Donál’s warmth, capacity for friendship and great sense of fun was evident.
Obituary: Dónal Toolan
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  • April 29, 2017, 01:11

Dónal Toolan, a passionate campaigner for the rights of disabled people and a talented actor, presenter and journalist, has died aged 50. A gifted spe(...)

Tanya Ward with her children Morrigan (3) and Durragh (6). Photograph: Eric Luke

At her west Dublin secondary school, Tanya Ward couldn’t understand how all the girls from Castleknock were in the highest streamed classes, those fro(...)

 “Wouldn’t it be great if the history of the Traveller people, and our culture,  was taught in the schools?” James Reilly at the Traveller site in Clonshaugh, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Father of three James Reilly (34) lives with his family in St Dominic’s Park, on the site of a former dump, off the Malahide Road in Coolock. Some 22 (...)

Of nine tech companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and IBM, polled by The Intercept, only one – Twitter – said it would refuse to help Trump build a registry of Muslims. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

When a journalist asked nine major technology firms if they would help the incoming Trump administration build its proposed Muslim registry, only one (...)

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