The legislation is being introduced to allow fathers take two weeks' paid paternal leave

Debate on paternity leave begins in Dáil

24 Jun Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said it is in a child's best interest to benefit from the care of both parents as she opened the Dáil debate on introducing paternity leave.

Displaced Iraqis from Fallujah rest at a safe zone after they were evacuated by Iraqi government forces

Record 65 million people displaced worldwide - UN

20 Jun A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders, the United Nations refugee agency said.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia has zero tolerance for hatred

Australia reviews visa for Islamic preacher

14 Jun Australia is reviewing a visa granted to a British Islamic preacher in the wake of the Orlando nightclub killings after it emerged he has called for gay people to be put to death.

Police said the motive for the attack was unclear

Christian hacked to death in Bangladesh

05 Jun Unidentified men hacked to death a Christian grocer near a church in Bangladesh's northwest this morning, amid growing attacks on religious minorities and secular activists by Islamist militants.

HIQA has published its review of child services

Inconsistencies persist in child services - HIQA

02 Jun More than one in seven of the cases to which the Child and Family Agency failed to allocate social workers last year had been classified by the agency as high priority, according to a HIQA report.

Records at the Galway centre showed that over the previous 16 months, there had been a number of physical resident-on-resident assaults

HIQA: Residents not protected in Galway care home

27 May HIQA has found that residents in a Galway centre for people with disabilities were not protected from physical, emotional and institutional abuse due to poor management responses to incidents involving residents.