Leo Varadkar, who will be asked to debate the issue. Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour Senator John Kelly has said he may not run for the party in the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection unless the Government considers the “feasib(...)

Rachel Doherty: “This is not about having women for the sake of it, but about offering choice, taking geography and other factors into consideration.”

Politics will continue to be an exclusive and largely male pursuit until political parties take a serious look at a more representative system, two f(...)

The first candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election has been declared,with Fianna Fáíl’s selection of Ivan Connaughton at a selection convention tonight.

The first candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election has been declared,with Fianna Fáíl’s selection of Ivan Connaughton at a selection conv(...)

A Law Society Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal recommended last May that Gerald Kean (above) be fined €20,000 for misconduct following complaints by a former client over services rendered by the solicitor. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An appeal by solicitor Gerald Kean arising from a finding of professional misconduct against him has been adjourned to September.A Law Society Solicit(...)

The theme of this year’s one-day Douglas Hyde Conference is ‘The Unsaved Harvest: Rural Ireland’s Cultural Heritage’. File.  Photograph: Frank Miller/ The Irish Times

The theme of this year’s one-day Douglas Hyde Conference is ‘The Unsaved Harvest: Rural Ireland’s Cultural Heritage’ and it takes place in Ballaghader(...)

Mr McGeever is charged with making false reports and statements to gardaí between January 29th and February 28th, 2013, which tended to show that he had information relating to allegations of false imprisonment, assault and threats to harm

The trial of former property developer Kevin McGeever has been set for November 11th. Mr McGeever (69) is charged with wasting Garda time in relation (...)

The election of Brian Hayes as an MEP has led to an autumn byelection in Dublin South West.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The reshuffled Government’s first electoral test is expected to come in the autumn in a number of byelections. Voters will be scheduled to go to the (...)

Denis Naughten, Independent TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, said “People need to see that community resources are up and working, and are effective, before there can be any closures or changes to existing provision.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A “complete and fully independent” evaluation of both acute and community mental health services in the west has been called for by Independent TD fo(...)

Old Wesley, one of four rugby clubs to receive the maximum €200,000 grant.

It’s two years since the Government last divvied up in terms of the Sports Capital Programme, where grants are made to sports clubs and local communi(...)

The judge said John Paul O’Driscoll had been guilty of ‘phenomenally dangerous driving’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man who deliberately drove a stolen van while drunk at a motorcycle garda trying to divert traffic away from a garda pursuit has been jailed for 12(...)