Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party was devastated in 2011, losing all six seats in the Dáil. To compound its difficulties, its national support level fell below the cri(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority, at the launch of a new Leap Card application for Android phones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Leap Card users are now able to top up their accounts by using a new app on their phones, but only on Android devices. The app allows users to check (...)

The HSE’s primary advice is to completely avoid flood waters where possible. However, if it is deemed  necessary to enter an area of possible contamination, people are asked to wear protective clothing such as rubber boots and waterproof clothes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE has urged members of the public to take adequate precautions to avoid injury and illness when coming into contact with flood waters. In most (...)

The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. The number(...)

Sir, – Has our Government gone mad? Is it really true that thousands of pounds are to be spent in the cities and towns of our scheduled areas upon (...)

Waterford football manager Tom McGlinchey: “It’s still not an excuse that it was all crammed into the last few weeks.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Waterford football manager Tom McGlinchey is frustrated at the unwillingness of the GAA to address its most pressing issues. It’s hardly a unique stat(...)

The driver of a bus which left the road in Co Waterford has died and a motorcyclist has been seriously injured in Dublin in a separate collision. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

One man is dead and another seriously injured after two separate collisions involving busses in Co Waterford and Dublin. In the first incident, the d(...)

The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin : He said the budget was “the last throw of the dice by a deeply unpopular Government desperate to be re-elected”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As the end of the Dáil term approaches, the electorate will have to decide between stability and chaos, according to Taoiseach Enda Kenny. He said, “(...)

Tipperary  defence, backboned by Pádraic Maher, above, and James Barry has the collective nous and mobility to stay with Galway. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s striking how established the consensus becomes in the later stages of the All-Ireland championship even in relation to more nuanced verdicts than(...)