The Freedom of Information Act 2014 provides for a general right of access to records held by public bodies and also provides that records should be released unless they are found to be exempt. File photograph: Getty

Nearly 37,000 freedom of information requests were made to public bodies last year, an 8.5 per cent increase on the previous year. The figure also re(...)

Dermot Woods will lead the National Security Analysis Centre which will appraise intelligence about risks to the State including from terrorism and cyber crime.

A new State agency that will assess national security risks will be headed by outgoing Department of Justice official Dermot Woods. He was appointed (...)

Oonagh Buckley, deputy secretary general of  Department of Justice, will brief CIPD on  implications of the gender equality bill

Monday Indicators: Euro zone loan growth and money supply (May), manufacturing PMI (June), unemployment (May); Bank of England consumer credit (May(...)

Fr Dominic Valanmahal. Photograph via Facebook

A Catholic diocese in Canada has cancelled a retreat to be given there next month by Indian priest Fr Dominic Valanmanal who has been preaching that a(...)

New electronic passport readers will be in place at both terminals in Dublin Airport from Tuesday  in an attempt to significantly reduce delays at immigration control. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

New electronic passport readers will be in place at both terminals in Dublin Airport from Tuesday in an attempt to significantly reduce delays at immi(...)

Carmel Winters, producer of the film Float Like a Butterfly, at the Traveller Pride Awards  in the Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital where she presented the Charleville Women’s group from Cork with the award for arts and culture. Photograph: James Forde

A finalist from last month’s Ireland’s Got Talent competition was among eight winners at the annual Traveller Pride Awards in Dublin, presented on Thu(...)

Better Balance for Better Business’s Brid Horan and Gary Kennedy: group was established in 2018 when only 18 per cent of directors at top Irish publicly quoted companies were women. Photograph: Leah Farrell

A group convened by the Government to examine the reasons for the low proportion of women on corporate boards will launch its first report in the comi(...)

The committee will also be addressed by the Alliance for Insurance Reform, which says insurance costs are “crippling”

Lawyers are stymieing reforms of the insurance industry and the way the courts deal with compensation claims, an Oireachtas committee will be told on (...)

“All the social consequences,  suicides, ruination, people’s careers being destroyed and all the rest that flow from an unregulated gambling industry in this country are there for us all to see,” says Independent Senator  Michael McDowell.

Thousands of Irish race-goers made their way to Cheltenham last week for four days of gambling in the Gloucestershire countryside, contributing to the(...)

Tony McLoughlin: “I have been raising this every week with the Minister and the OPW, and, indeed, before that with the previous minister Frances Fitzgerald”

Over a year after rank-and-file gardaí in Sligo walked out of their station in protest at conditions there, the Minister for Justice has admitted to l(...)

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