The Free State Minister for Finance (Mr. E. Blythe) was subjected to a continuous fire of interruptions and heckling when he was addressing a meeting (...)

Henry Shefflin   announcing his retirement: he deserves to know that he meant something beyond the endless titles and medals and glory he brought to Kilkenny and Ballyhale – although that is what he holds dearest. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Yeah, as if there’s any praise left. As if there’s been a single thought unarticulated, even just one hosanna unsung since Tuesday afternoon when word(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Government sources argue there is no single reason for the increase in road deaths  again last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Road users are most likely to lose their lives in counties where the fewest penalty points have been issued, official figures indicate. An Iris(...)

A Garda issues a speeding ticket  near Ashbourne, Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Road fatalities tend to be higher in counties with a lower rate of penalty points, new analysis shows. A regional breakdown of penalty points s(...)

Lobby groups such as the AA argue a shortage of Garda checkpoints has had an impact on driver behaviour. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The trend, which emerges in an Irish Times analysis of data for road deaths and traffic projections, poses a number of pressing questions for those(...)

A Monaghan shopkeeper adjudicated bankrupt after a bank obtained a €32 million judgment against him over unpaid loans wants to sue estate agents CBRE(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission is examining the circumstances behind the collision on Saturday involving a garda car and two other vehicles.

An off-duty garda was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a road crash involving three vehicles in Co Monaghan left three people hospitalised(...)

A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a three-car collision in Moyles, Co Monaghan, on Saturday night. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a collision involving a Garda patrol car and one other vehicle in Co Monaghan on Saturday.At ab(...)