Tom Hartnett from Co Cork making his point at an Age Action Q&A forum at the Aisling Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Many older people are struggling to afford to heat their homes and pay for medical care, a public meeting in Dublin has heard. Around 200 people atten(...)

Lorcan Ó Snodaigh has been located after going missing at the weekend.

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has announced his missing teenage son Lorcán has been found alive and well. The 16-year-old from Bluebell(...)

 Sinn Féin’s  Aengus Ó Snodaigh

The son of Sinn Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh is in a serious condition in hospital today after being stabbed outside his house in the early hours of t(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade mainly provides the ambulance service in Dublin under Dublin City Council, while the HSE provides the ambulance service outside Dublin

Public representatives from across Dublin have expressed opposition to a HSE plan to take control of the city(...)

Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Culture & the Gaeltacht: Aengus Ó Snodaigh said it was ‘insulting’ that the Minister does not speak Irish. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It was “disastrous” and an “insult” that no senior Minister was available to take leaders’ questions through Irish on the one (...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: refused to be drawn when asked if Garda Commissioner should resign if he failed to apologise to whistleblowers. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A senior Minister refused to be drawn when asked if the Garda Commissioner should resign if he failed to apologise to whistleb(...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton told the Dáil the joint group would work to deal with the “very severe weaknesses” in the system identified in the report. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The group charged with implementing the 37 recommendations of the Garda Inspectorate report on the penalty points system starts work this after(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has been accused of behaving in a ‘sleeveen’ manner over the abolition of the diet supplement scheme.

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has been accused of behaving in a ‘sleeveen’ manner over the abolition of the diet supplement scheme(...)

Senator David Norris is reported to have  used the word “fanny” on several occasions in the Seanad since 2009. Photograph: Collins 1:36

There is a confirmed tradition of the use of foul, profane and inept language in the Dáil going back years, the latest of which is the use by P(...)

It was a tough day for the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, who ended up waging a fight on two fronts. Photograph: Eric Luke

Leinster House didn’t need to engage a team of counter-surveillance experts to predict that a serious drone attack was imminent yesterday. Inco(...)