Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said she intends to take time to spend with her first child, due in May, the details of how this will work have yet to be determined. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is committed to facilitating Minister for Justice Helen McEntee taking maternity leave, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. Mr Martin (...)

‘It’s too much to expect people in cases like sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination or complex equal pay cases to have the resources or capacity to represent themselves.’ Illustration: Getty

Women’s equality is being held back by the refusal of the State to support those taking workplace discrimination or harassment cases, a leading voice (...)

The Children Living with Domestic and Sexual Violence (CLwDSV) coalition details its concerns in a submission made this week to the Family Justice Oversight group in the Department of Justice.

The family law system is further endangering women and children experiencing domestic violence, a new coalition of NGOs says. In a hard-hitting repo(...)

Protesters and gardaí clash during an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin on  Saturday. Photograph: Damian Eagers/PA Wire

People attending anti-lockdown protests may be traced by gardaí using CCTV and camera phone footage and prosecuted for breach of Covid regulations, Mi(...)

  Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said the pandemic and the associated restrictions ‘have of course added to these long-standing difficulties’. Photograph:    Dara Mac Donaill

More than a quarter of bench warrants issued by the courts last year remain outstanding, partly due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Bench (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee.  Her department  says the new law would include measures to monitor sex offenders on their release. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Information about potentially dangerous sexual offenders would be disclosed to members of the public under legislation that is expected to come before(...)

Minister for Children and Equality Roderic O’Gorman. Photograph: Keith Arkins Media

There is today such clear political consensus on the need to replace direct provision that it can easily be forgotten just how thoroughly – and how qu(...)

  Sara Althabhaney (18) who moved to Ireland from Yemen when she was 13, said the years of uncertainty when awaiting a decision on an asylum claim were hugely detrimental to people’s health.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The Government’s commitment to ending direct provision has been welcomed by residents who have been stuck in the troubled accommodation system for yea(...)

A demonstration  at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin in 2017 calling for the end to the direct provision system. Photograph: Tom Honan.

More than two decades ago, in March 2000, the Irish Government announced the launch of new accommodation system for asylum seekers called direct provi(...)

The details are included in a White Paper on ending direct provision, published on Friday by the Department of Children and Equality. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government is set to end its two-decade long reliance on privately supplied housing and use State-owned accommodation to house asylum seekers, acc(...)

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