There is some concern in the Coaltion that the improvements in direct provision system, as well as a recovering economy, could make Ireland a destination country for immigrants. Photograph: Getty Images

The Coalition is increasingly concerned about a spike in migrants coming to Ireland, with hundreds arriving via the United Kingdom in recent months(...)

Sinn Féin sources said a blog called ‘An Rebel Óg’, which criticised Cork East TD Sandra McLellan and the party generally, was included in the review.

An anonymous blog which strongly criticised a sitting Sinn Féin TD was investigated as part of a review which led to one councillor being expelled (...)

Scene at  D’Olier  Street during 1916

The Government is seeking to rent a large venue capable of holding thousands of people for an event next year for relatives of those who took part in (...)

Sinn Féin’s ard comhairle on Sunday agreed to expel Cork county councillor Kieran McCarthy (above) and suspend Melissa Mullane, also a Cork county councillor. Photograph: Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin is refusing to outline the circumstances which led the party to expel one county councillor and suspend another for one year. The party’s a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Aine Collins TD on a visit to Krust Bakery, in Dublin, in March. Ms Collins is one of two sitting TDs  selected to run for Fine Gael in Cork North-West  for the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael has selected its two sitting TDs in Cork North-West as the party’s candidates in the constituency for the next general election. Deputies Á(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor won the Fine Gael selection convention in Dún Laoghaire: The party has now held 18 conventions and picked 11 female candidates. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael strategists believe the party will have an election edge over Fianna Fáil because of greater progress in the selection of women candidates t(...)

One of the aims of the capital spending plan will be to try and make more land suitable for private housing development to help with the housing crisis, especially around Dublin.

The Coalition is set to use its capital spending plan, to be announced later this summer, to invest in projects which would free up more land for priv(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said Nama “cherry picked” its best properties to be sold to American “vulture funds”.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has given favourable treatment to some developers and “cherry picked” its best properties to be sold to Am(...)

Motorists caught driving while disqualified from the road can be arrested on the spot under new powers available to An Garda Síochána from next week.

Motorists caught driving while disqualified from the road can be arrested on the spot under new powers available to An Garda Síochána from next week. (...)

The proposals from Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin are in response to the findings of the Mahon tribunal. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

TDs and Senators could be suspended from work for up to a year if found in breach of proposed new rules governing standards in public office. The new (...)