Niall Ó Tuathail, Social Democrat candidate for Galway West, canvassing in Shop Street in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Since when did your party send out 15-year-old candidates?” Social Democrat candidate for Galway West Niall Ó Tuathail laughs as he recalls the reac(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “We have to bring therapists into the schools. It is not acceptable that children have to wait for therapists.” Photograph: Oisín McHugh/FusionShooters.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has denied his party is engaging in auction politics as it announced a range of disability and inclusion initiative(...)

A married couple who decided to buy a lottery ticket when passing a newsagent in Co Clare have won a €5.3 million jackpot.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

A married couple who decided to buy a lottery ticket when passing a newsagent in Co Clare have won a €5.3 million jackpot. The pair have been playing(...)

Sunshine and gun crime: Spain’s Costa del Sol is popular with holidaymakers and Irish criminals. Photograph: PA

The gun murder of Dubliner Gary Hutch (34) is thelatest in a series of killings in which Irish criminals who set off for a lifeof crime in the sun hav(...)

Mick O’Dea paints a portrait of the American poet Robert Pinsky, as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A farmer’s life may seem an unlikely vocation for one of Ireland’s best-known artists, but it was once the planned career path for Mick O’Dea. The en(...)

Seventeen food safety enforcement orders were issued against various premises in July, the third highest number ever distributed in one month during t(...)

The “2.4-dinitrophenylhydrazine” substance, better known as “Brady’s Reagent”, was found at a school in Ennis, Co Clare at about midday. File photograph: Getty Images

The army bomb disposal team was called to a school to destroy chemicals which had become unstable. The “2.4-dinitrophenylhydrazine” substance, better(...)

Mental Health Commission’s report follows concerns over deaths and governance issues in the Carlow/Kilkenny and South Tipperary. Photograph: Getty Images

Proper assessments might have alerted staff to the risks facing up to 13 people who went on to die by apparent suicide, the State’s watchdog(...)

John Douglas, president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, speaking at a Right2Water press conference in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The trade union movement is not interested in the Government’s plans for “ social dialogue” if it confines and constrains the legitimate role of all i(...)

When Juno Hennessy-Quirke took her very first toddling steps at the Galway West referendum count centre, her civilly partnered parents couldn’t quite (...)