Fianna Fáil launched its manifesto confirming it will increase the state pension, scrap prescription charges and increase child benefit. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

(...) retaining the Special Criminal Court. Leader Micheál Martin said the party has made it clear that the(...)

Despite the leaflets flowing through the letterboxes and the posters following you on your walk to work the nation is choosing to ignore the impending poll. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

(...) world alight either. Sinn Fein’s campaign has been overshadowed by its position on the Special Criminal(...)

Armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in Dublin after the recent gangland murders. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Special Criminal Court on IRA membership charges. News that the ERU members have been moved comes as the(...)

Simon Harris is braving the inevitable gags about babies (and worse), by handing out wet wipes to voters in his Wicklow constituency

(...) the Special Criminal Court. ” – Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton calls on Sinn Féin to withdraw its manifesto pledge to  get rid of  jury-free court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Special Criminal Court. Calling on him to withdraw the manifesto pledge to get rid of the jury-free court(...)

Ireland is unusual for common-law jurisdictions in that it uses non-jury courts to try cases involving organised crime, according to an expert in the area. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...). Non-jury courts in the UK have only one judge. The Special Criminal Court uses three. Also, Dr(...)

(...) to civilised society. The Special Criminal Court, which hears cases involving paramilitary(...)

'There's a shadowy group behind Sinn Fein that runs the political project' 1:21

Micheál Martin has critised Sinn Féin for their commitment to abolish the Special Criminal Court(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins says the party would set up a new Serious and Organised Crime Unit, with a special cybercrime section.

(...) also advocating the retention of the Special Criminal Court and, like the Government parties(...)

Enda Kenny tried to  to pin some kind of blame on Gerry Adams who said he would recruit 3,000 gardaí and reopen 140 Garda stations. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Minister for Justice used her statement to remind us that the second Special Criminal Court will open in(...)