People taking part in the march against homelessness and treatment of homeless people on Wednesday in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of homeless families is at its highest level since the foundation of the State, the Dáil has heard.Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív quoted the Si(...)

Former minister Pat Rabbitte told the Dáil the legislation ‘will make it an offence for a person to send or cause to be sent by means of public electronic communications network’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former minister for communications Pat Rabbitte has introduced legislation to outlaw offensive and sinister content on social media. Mr Rabbitte told (...)

Karen Buckley’s parents, John and Marian Buckley, at a press conference held by Police Scotland on Wednesday.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has expressed her sympathy to the family and friends of Co Cork student Karen Buckley. Scottish police discovered human remains (...)

NTA decided in 2013 that 10 per cent of the existing market should be tendered following a wide-ranging consultation.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on bus drivers not to stop work on May 1st over proposed privatisation plans for 10 per cent of public routes.“The st(...)

The law will affect 40,000 people

Legislation to allow free GP visits for everyone over 70 has begun its passage through the Oireachtas. The law will affect nearly 40,000 people who d(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will begin notifying individuals of the outcome of reviews into their allegations of Garda malpractice after (...)

Kevin Humphreys: said more than 60 per cent of social welfare recipients already received their payments directly into their accounts. Photograph: Davd Sleator.

The Department of Social Protection will not be issuing “any further letters at this stage” about pension payment arrangements, Minister of State Kev(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton described the Dunnes Stores strike as “very regrettable” and said the way to settle it was through the State’s industrial relations machinery. Photograph: Collins

Employers will be obliged to enter collective bargaining discussions under legislation to be introduced after Easter and passed before the summer rece(...)

Dunnes Stores workers picketing outside a Henry Street outlet, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Griffin 2:04

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for Dunnes Stores management to engage with the State’s industrial relations machinery as more than 5,000 of its worke(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he will ask Patrick Honohan to “consider what influence the Central Bank can bring to bear to bring variable mortgage rates closer to the cost of funds”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will on Thursday meet the governor of the Central Bank to discuss the high mortgage interest rates banks charge h(...)