Richard Boyd Barrett  was in full flight, hands waving, voice hoarse from addressing the rally the previous day. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett seemed ready to attribute superhuman powers of observation to the media in the Dáil.And then he (...)

Joe Higgins (right) said he expected tens of thousands of people to participate in the march, which he believed could have a “material impact” on  water charges, the austerity agenda and the durability of the Government 0:55

The Government is again insisting the real test of its revised water charges package remains the amount of people who sign up with Irish Water rather (...)

Shaun Kelly’s car after the crash in which eight people died. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The man charged with dangerous driving killing eight people in a road crash in Co Donegal has had his case adjourned until next week for sentence.Shau(...)

A former secretary of Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan claims she was physically prevented from leaving his office while “sobbing uncontrollably” after a heat(...)

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham

New documents released this week via the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden outline how Irish subsea telecommunications cables have(...)

Sylvia Roche Kelly, from Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, was killed in December, 2007,  while in Limerick celebrating her 33rd birthday.

The State has asked the High Court to halt an action for damages brought against it by the widower of murdered mother of two Sylvia Roche Kelly. The b(...)

The programme pledges to provide in the region of 35,000 social housing units between now and 2020. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly does not do understatement. Last week in the Dáil he repeatedly referred to his “legacy” when unveiling the re(...)

 Protesters battle  high winds and rain on Vinegar Hill, while taking part in a protests against pylons and wind turbines, at Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, last January. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

After the opening credits of his TV3 programme on Wednesday night, Vincent Browne took a swing at the Government at the end of one of the more chaste(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was confident Irish Water would pass the so-called market test when the European Commission examined the new structure unveiled by the Government this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection is considering hiring more staff to administer the new €100 water conservation grant announced as part of the rev(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “There is a new drug on the streets now called ice, and it’s ravaging communities. The people working to help addicts and their families need more resources, not fewer.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sit-in bumps Maureen O’Sullivan off the agenda When Mary Lou McDonald threw Gerry’s teddy bears out of the Sinn Féin pram on Thursday, she did no favo(...)