Government minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Public buildings which have stood in Ireland for more than ten years are now subject to greater statutory accessibility standards as section 25 of the Disability Act 2005 comes into force.
The judge-led Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry will this week resume its investigations by probing abuse allegations at a Lisburn children's home run by Protestant missionaries. Sir Anthony Hart, a retired judge of the High Court, is due to submit a report to the Northern Ireland Executi
An appeal brought against the Pensions Ombudsman by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, the Department of Education, and the Higher Education Authority with regards to the pension benefits granted to Michael Gleeson, who was granted permission to retire at 60 with full pension, has fail
A mother and daughter who challenged NHS rules that prevent free access to abortion in England for women who live in Northern Ireland are taking their bid to the UK Supreme Court. Teenager A and mother B travelled to Manchester in October 2012 so that A, then aged 15, could access an abortion.
President Michael D Higgins President Michael D Higgins has waded into an ongoing controversy surrounding the International Protection Bill by calling a meeting of the Council of State to consider key provisions of the legislation.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar Health Minister Leo Varadkar has said he remains “committed to the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing” following a European Court of Justice ruling on similar proposals by the Scottish Government.
A man who was due to appear in Londonderry Court House on robbery charges yesterday escaped after scaling two security fences in a secure parking area outside the building, the Belfast Telegraph reports. Dean Beattie, 22, was not handcuffed while being transported to the courthouse by PSNI officers.
A man who sought legal aid for counsel in an appeal against a driving conviction has failed to have a non-statutory legal aid scheme declared ultra vires because he had not proven any need for it. Mr Martin Ward attempted to have the Non-statutory District Court (Counsel) Scheme declared ultra vires
Prisoners at Portlaoise Prison are bringing a class action lawsuit against the State in what is believed to be the first case by prisoners of its kind. A group of prisoners have engaged Louth firm Dermot Lavery & Co and barrister Michael O'Higgins SC in a bid to force the Irish Prison Service to