The board overseeing the development of the new National Children’s Hospital in the grounds of St James Hospital is confident that it will receive planning permission by the end of 2015.

The board overseeing the development of the new National Children’s Hospital in the grounds of St James Hospital is confident that it will receive pla(...)

 The Local Property Tax forms sent out by Revenue. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Revisions in the property tax including a two-year freeze and a decoupling from house prices are unlikely to be formally announced until next year’s b(...)

Dómhnall Ó Lubhlaí: the  founder and principal of the Gaeltacht summer college Coláiste na bhFiann allegedly abused dozens of young boys over three decades.

The Department of Education has said child protection concerns relating to former schoolteacher Dómhnall Ó Lubhlaí were first raised with it in earl(...)

Gerry Adams: Says the next election will give people a choice between the politics of austerity and politics on behalf of the citizen

Fine Gael has escalated its political attack on Sinn Féin as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan accused Gerry Adams of dishonesty on his party’s tax(...)

 Government  working on major policy move that will freeze the local property tax until 2018, and   set it against the Consumer Price Index

The Government is working on a major policy move that will freeze the local property tax until 2018, and “decouple” future increases from rising hou(...)

Lucinda  CreightonTD has said she had no desire to align herself with Independents coming from a hard-left and Workers’ Party background.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two prominent Independent Dáil deputies are working separately to set up a new political party and a new alliance of non-aligned TDs and councillors i(...)

The Coalition parties, led by Joan Burton and Enda Kenny, still remain confident this Government will see out its full term in office. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The Coalition parties still remain confident this Government will see out its full term in office. Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Fine Gael parliamenta(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will publish a draft Bill on sexual offences that will focus on combatting child exploitation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A new draft Bill to be published on sexual offences will focus in particular on combatting sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. The (...)

Nine of the so-called ‘Hooded Men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD has called on the Government to make a decision quickly on reopening a long-standing case involving alleged human rig(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the announcement of the social housing strategy 2020 at Custom House in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has committed to spending €3.8 billion to build and refurbish 35,000 social housing units over the next five years. The Coalitio(...)