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Thursday 14 January, 2021

The EU's top court has considered its first ever case in the Irish language. It's about labels on dog medicine
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

The EU's top court has considered its first ever case in the Irish language. It's about labels on dog medicine

Jan 14th 2021, 11:22 AM 21,876 Views 62 Comments

It’s the first time a case at the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice has been conducted through Irish.

Tuesday 2 June, 2020

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'
# Coventry
# Coventry

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:08 PM 137,257 Views 86 Comments

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait
# Health
# Health

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

Mar 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 9,238 Views 41 Comments

A medical professional can terminate a pregnancy when it has not exceeded 12 weeks with no extra legal conditions.

Friday 6 March, 2020

Draft laws published to guarantee right of Irish citizens to live and work in UK despite Brexit
# Common Travel Area
# Common Travel Area

Draft laws published to guarantee right of Irish citizens to live and work in UK despite Brexit

Mar 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 27,096 Views 42 Comments

It states “an Irish citizen does not require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom”, with some limited exceptions.

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Thursday 13 February, 2020

Northern Ireland police breached man's human rights by keeping his DNA
# Privacy Rights
# Privacy Rights

Northern Ireland police breached man's human rights by keeping his DNA

Feb 13th 2020, 11:59 AM 11,494 Views 4 Comments

The case could have implications for the DNA databse in the Republic of Ireland.

Thursday 5 December, 2019

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax
# Corporate Tax
# Corporate Tax

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax

Dec 5th 2019, 6:21 PM 42,315 Views 54 Comments

Ireland has come under pressure in recent years to address its corporate tax rates for multinationals, but insists it has taken major steps to improve the system.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands

Updated Oct 8th 2019, 7:03 PM 24,003 Views 0 Comments

Citizenship ceremonies previously scheduled for September and December 2019 have been “postponed pending further notice”

Thursday 26 September, 2019

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising
# Immigration
# Immigration

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Sep 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 68,975 Views 61 Comments

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

Thursday 19 September, 2019

Cross-border travellers face 'racial profiling', says human rights group
# Translink
# Translink

Cross-border travellers face 'racial profiling', says human rights group

Sep 19th 2019, 6:05 AM 20,315 Views 30 Comments

A group has lodged an equality complaint over cross-border immigration checks.

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year
# Courts
# Courts

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Jul 17th 2019, 2:40 PM 433,195 Views 228 Comments

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

London Irish campaigners taking British government to court over Northern Ireland abortion laws
# LIARC
# LIARC

London Irish campaigners taking British government to court over Northern Ireland abortion laws

Jul 9th 2019, 10:57 AM 12,509 Views 138 Comments

The group claims the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, is legally obliged to take action in the absence of the devolved Assembly.

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson

Jul 3rd 2019, 9:28 PM 18,459 Views 28 Comments

Karen Wheeler was the Director General for Borders at the UK’s customs service.

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?

Sep 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 26,521 Views 56 Comments

There’s a lot of chat about what’s taken from our pay by Revenue at the moment – here are some facts.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

Sep 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,764 Views 55 Comments

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Sep 13th 2017, 9:15 AM 15,230 Views 64 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

Sep 12th 2017, 5:54 PM 19,785 Views 83 Comments

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

Wednesday 23 August, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?

Aug 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 28,756 Views 48 Comments

The oft-quoted figure of 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the US has been disputed recently. Is it really much, much lower than that?

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?

Jul 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,764 Views 42 Comments

The government says it has so we take a deep dive into who is taking what – and how often.