Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív wrote to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald about the prison visit incident. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The leaking of information about prisoners’ private affairs by prison officers is illegal and “will not be tolerated”, Minister for Justice Frances F(...)

Minister of State for Environment Paudie Coffey said in one case, water meter installers were held in a van for over twelve hours without access to food, water or toilet facilities. Photograph: Frank Miller

About 50 water meter installation workers have been assaulted by protestors, the Dáil has heard.Minister of State for Environment Paudie Coffey outlin(...)

Joan Burton’s car was surrounded by anti-water charges protesters in Tallaght on Saturday

Protesters “descended” on the Tánaiste’s car “like hounds after a fox” and it was absolutely disgraceful, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.As th(...)

Breaking windscreens, slashing tyres and throwing bricks at gardaí is not “peaceful protest”, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said in the Dáil.

Breaking windscreens, slashing tyres and throwing bricks at gardaí is not “peaceful protest”, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said in the (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Mansion House, Dublin, for the launch of the Royal Irish Academy’s Art and Architecture of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described them as “the gospels of Ireland”. President of the Royal Irish Academy Prof Mary Daly said they were “national monumen(...)

A protester blocking the exit is pushed aside as the Taoiseach’s car leaves the Mansion House, in Dublin. Photograph; Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Opposition to waters charges continued today outside the Mansion House in Dublin where demonstrators mounted a protest as Taoiseach Enda Kenny atte(...)

United States forces no longer use antimalarial drug Lariam, said Sinn Féin defence spokesman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.

The Defence Forces continue the use of the antimalarial drug Lariam to ensure soldiers do not contract the disease and not because of legal cases b(...)

“A fully-fledged UN mission, with Irish troops participating, could have an effective role rather than the current scattergun approach.” Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

A call has been made for the Government to reassess the effectiveness of the Defence Forces in overseas missions amid claims of a “scattergun” poli(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald outside the Houses of the Oireachtas after her Dáil sit-in. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A row over the suspension of Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald from the Dáil is expected to continue when the House resumes on Tuesday.Ms McDo(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald outside Leinster House, Dublin, after staging a sit-in following her suspension from the Dáil. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 3:28

“It’s very peaceful in here,” quipped Mary Lou McDonald, smiling up at an almost full gallery of bored and weary journalists.It was her response to a (...)