Tipperary hurler Darren Gleeson (right) was the focus of a Central Bank fitness and probity investigation. Photograph: The Irish Times

Tipperary hurler Darren Gleeson has been barred from serving as a company director by the Central Bank. It follows a fitness and probity investigati(...)

Ruth Cullen with her son Stephen. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 15,000 were waiting for a speech and language therapy assessment at the end of last year, according to figures obtained by The Irish Times.(...)

Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

 Katherine Zappone TD has already voted to support Enda Kenny as Taoiseach. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael will this weekend attempt to lock down the support of an additional six to 10 Independent TDs in order to secure Enda Kenny’s re-election a(...)

A hen harrier in flight. File  photograph: Thinkstock

Hen harrier numbers in Ireland are continuing to decline, according to the results of a new survey. The number of breeding pairs has also declined e(...)

Newly qualified gardaí marching  at the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Garda recruitment needs to be ramped up to about 900 new members per year for up to five years if adequate policing is to be provided, Garda superinte(...)

Emmet Stagg: The former Kildare North Labour deputy  said entering a government arrangement would be disastrous for Labour and the idea should be opposed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There is large-scale opposition among Labour’s elected representatives to involvement in a Fine Gael-led minority government. A clear majority of th(...)

Crowds celebrate the result of the Marriage Equality referendum in Dublin Castle last year.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There were 91 same sex marriages in the last six weeks of 2015 after they were legalised for the first time, figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny arriving at Government Buildings on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The winding road has finally led to its inevitable destination, and Fianna Fáil has now ceded the ground to allow Enda Kenny form a Fine Gael-led mino(...)

Chief Inspector Bob Olsen of the Garda inspectorate addressing the Agsi conference. Photograph: Paul Mealey

About 300 Garda members could be immediately released from desk-bound jobs and allowed to join their colleagues policing the streets if their posts we(...)