Chairman of the PAC John McGuinness said it was extraordinary that families were being forced to sleep in hotels after leaving rental accommodation. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General discovered “significant issues” with internal fraud measures in two social welfare offices in 2013, an(...)

Elsie McDermid’s letter to her mother describing Dublin during the Easter Rising begins: “We are living in stirring times. I am writing this to be posted if there is any post office left.” File photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

A dramatic eyewitness account of the Easter Rising as seen by a visiting opera singer has been made public for the first time. Elsie McDermid, a popu(...)

Eamon Gilmore at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:20

Former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, who championed same-sex marriage when he was leader of the Labour Party, has described the outcome of the referendum as(...)

Several locations have received more notifications for adverse weather so far this year than they did in the whole of 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It’s official: the wet and windy southwest has endured the wildest weather since Met Éireann’s colour-coded warning system was introduced in 2012.Data(...)

A survey has found that 23 per cent of people in Dublin do not to lock their front door.  Photograph: Getty Images.

A fifth of Irish people rely on neighbours and family to look after their unattended house rather than buying an alarm, new research has shown.A surve(...)

The frontage of a premises in Grangegorman in Dublin which has been the site of a squat  for the last two years. The residents of the squat have said they will challenge a court order directing  their arrest. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Squatters at properties in Grangegorman in north Dublin are awaiting receipt of Tuesday’s High Court order directing their arrest before bringing a ca(...)

Prince Charles and Enda Kenny arrive at the Marine Institute in Oranmore, Galway, west Ireland on May 19, 2015. Prince Charles became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle’s murder by the IRA. AFP PHOTO / COLM MAHADY / FENNELLS

Prince Charles’ visit to Ireland marks a continuation of the healing process following on from the “dark moments” of the Troubles, according to Minist(...)

 A squat on Lower Grangegorman, Dublin, currently occupied by some 20 people. A Nama-appointed receiver has secured High Court orders jailing a  man and directing the arrest of all other persons remaining at the properties.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Nama-appointed receiver has secured High Court orders jailing a named man and directing the arrest of all other persons remaining in occupation of p(...)

 Lillian Maguire and Raymond Maguire speaking to media outside Dublin Circuit Court  after Eric Wansboro (27) received a eight-and-a-half year jail sentence for dangerous driving, causing the death of their daughter Sinead. Photograph: Court Collins.

A man who was banned from the road after his dangerous driving caused the death of a back seat passenger and injured another passenger has received a(...)

Prof John Crown: said a lack of co-operation between hospitals and hospices was making it more difficult to provide top-notch end-of-life care. Photograph: Alan Betson.

A lack of investment in palliative care services means many people are being “disempowered” at the point of death, according to a cancer specialist wh(...)