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Guest speaker Fr Friedrich Bechina, undersecretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, also defended the “teaching of faith” – as distinct from teaching about religions. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Primary schools under Catholic patronage should remain “true to our ethos” and not shy away from challenging teaching, the new(...)

Fine Gael’s Paul Coghlan said ‘there is nothing preventing landlords and tenants taking into account market conditions’. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Seanad Fianna Fáil leader Darragh O’Brien challenged Fine Gael to implement its general election promise to end upward-only rent reviews. Mr O’(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: Mr Quinn said his Bill, the Upward Only (Clauses and Reviews) Bill 2013, was anything but arbitrary or discriminatory. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government was defeated in the Seanad yesterday in a vote on a Private Members’ Bill to end upward-only rent reviews. The Bill, move(...)

The Government has been defeated in the Seanad in a vote on a Private Member’s Bill ending upward only rent reviews. The Bill, moved by I(...)

Matt Moran was chief financial officer of Anglo in 2008. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Matt Moran, the chief financial officer of Anglo in 2008, was today questioned by Paul O’Higgins SC, for the Director of Public Prosecution (DP(...)

Dublin senior foorball manager Jim Gavin was among those presented with a Lord Mayor’s Award tonight. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer.

Dublin’s All-Ireland winning football manager Jim Gavin and broadcaster and social activist Dil Wickremasinghe are among the recipients of the Lord Ma(...)

From left, Feargal Quinn, Senator Katherine Zappone and Michael McDowell SC, at a Democracy Matters event in Dublin last September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Democracy Matters, the campaign group established to oppose the abolition of the Seanad, has criticised the Government for delays in implementing what(...)

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone said the group’s reform proposals could be achieved by way of legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Six principles to reform the Seanad will be put forward today by the group Democracy Matters, which successfully opposed its abolition in last year’s (...)

A derelict site on Cork Street, Dublin 8,  one of the  Dublin City Council sites in the city that remain unused.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 600 vacant sites and parcels of unused prime city- centre development land have been identified by an audit to be published by Dublin(...)

Richard Bruton said that introducing mandatory obligations into a system developed over many years was not the correct route to go

Private member’s legislation requiring those involved in industrial disputes to provide a minimum level of cover to maintain essential services was re(...)

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