John Brassil: Cllr Brassil is a qualified engineer has been a councillor since 1999. Photograph: The Irish Times

The current Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, John Brassil, has been selected as the Fianna Fáil candidate in the next general election in what w(...)

Get down in Dublin Dublin’s newest hotel, The Dean, is custom made to appeal to a younger clientele, the type that finds proximity to a city’s (...)

Michael Healy-Rea: report said he hid ‘behind the veneer of a friendly/simple country yokel’ but was ‘unbeatable electorally’. It claimed he had a ‘vicious temper . . . he is not like his more collegial father in that regard.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has accused Fine Gael of “looking down their nose” at him after party strategy documents accused him of hiding beh(...)

The Fine Gael Kerry branch sized up Independent Michael Healy-Rae (above) as someone who hides behind “the veneer of a friendly/simple country yokel” but who is “unbeatable electorally”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael has outlined the strengths and weaknesses of its own TDs – as well as their opponents – in internal strategy documents prepared for the gene(...)

Senator Hildegarde Naughton (above) has a “strong public image” but “poor knowledge of the political landscape”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Fine Gael could be damaged in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Mayo constituency because of “real concerns over perceived lack of Government delivery”, accordi(...)

Daniel Johnson pleaded guilty at the February sitting of Cahersiveen District Court to two counts – of unlawfully cultivating cannabis and unlawfully possessing cannabis on September 18th, 2013.

A man whose tomato plants “miraculously converted themselves” into cannabis plants has been given an eight-month sentence, suspended for two years, on(...)

Anil Dash: the renowned blogger and entrepreneur will be just one of the many speakers addressing the conference in Killarney

Since its inaugural edition in 2012, Úll has become Ireland’s pre-eminent event for Apple- centric designers and developers. Úll attracts high-profile(...)

The Big Cat trawler which hit rocks on Valentia Island in January 1989 is pounded by waves. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The sinking of the Lusitania, the bombing of Air India flight 182 and the 1979 Fastnet race are among many incidents which will be remembered on Va(...)

Paul Murphy TD said Minister Alan Kelly was “swaggering around the place like Nelson from the Simpsons, threatening to rob people’s lunch money’’.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Legislation dealing with a refusal to pay water charges will be published shortly after Easter, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Minister for t(...)

Research compiled by The Irish Times found that counties with high rates of penalty points suffered fewer road deaths per 100,000 people than counties with low points. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne has insisted that road traffic enforcement is consistent throughout the country despite findings which drew a(...)