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The final stage of naturalisation requires attendance at a citizenship ceremony. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than 16,000 people’s hopes of becoming an Irish citizen have been put on hold following a decision by the Department of Justice to postpone two c(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris revealed on Wednesday which stations would be the divisional headquarters after 28 divisions are amalgamated to create 19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News that seven Garda stations around the Republic are losing their status as divisional headquarters and an eighth is undergoing a partial downgrade (...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan: it has emerged employees at prominent State attractions who could have access to children and vulnerable people may not be vetted. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Minister for Justice has said any person who works on a daily basis in the presence of children should be Garda-vetted, following a row between th(...)

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An Oireachtas committee is to recommend that a majority of the directors of the company set to supply broadband to hundreds of thousands of rural home(...)

There are currently more than 16,000 young people on apprenticeship programmes. Photograph: Getty Images

Investing €15 million in apprenticeships and training could halve long-term youth unemployment by 2020, the National Youth Council has said. In a pre(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Good morning, We bring you some very sad news this morning. Noel Whelan, our political columnist, barrister, author and well-known political analyst,(...)

Maria Bailey’s  withdrawn action against the Dean Hotel in Dublin  alleged she had suffered injuries after falling from a swing in the hotel bar in July 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A report into the controversy over a compensation claim made by Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has been received by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar who intends to a(...)

Former TD John V Farrelly said he has stepped aside from his role as chairperson of the Meath East constituency pending the outcome of an investigation by the party.

A senior Fine Gael member has apologised unreservedly for comments he made at a party meeting last Monday where a former party member was referred to (...)

Michael Creed has vowed to ‘thwart’ the EU’s Mercosur deal. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he intends to “frustrate”, “dismantle” and “thwart” the EU-Mercosur trade agreement in order to protec(...)

The EU offered the Mercosur countries a 70,000 tonne annual beef quota. But Mercosur made it clear in January 2018 that an increased beef offer would be needed for an agreement, if a deal was to be reached. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed urged European Union commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan last month to “redouble efforts” to defend Irish a(...)

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