Stuart Rosenblatt, president of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, and Lord Mayor of Dublin Críona Ní Dhálaigh with the genealogical lists at Dublin City Council’s Library and Archive on Pearse Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

  Volumes containing the names of 53,000 Jewish people who have lived in Ireland have been opened to the public. The records of births(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Shatter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Alan Shatter has spoken of his deep upset at what he describes as “a misleading and untruthful impression” created by media reports abo(...)

‘The Government was taking a “prudent” approach, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald (above) has said, surely stretching the meaning of that word well beyond its known limits.’  Photograph: Eric Luke

When the troika came to town in late 2010, the Government of the day agreed – as part of the bailout plan – to have an independent regulator for legal(...)

Former leader of the Labour Party Pat Rabbitte has confirmed  he will be stepping down from politics after 26 years.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte will not contest the next general election. Mr Rabbitte confirmed on Monday night he will be stepping down fro(...)

 Former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s car is blocked from driving through the front gates of Leinster House by protesters, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The female garda who was knocked unconscious at Wednesday’s water charges protest outside Leinster House which left members of the Oireachtas unable t(...)

Anti-water charge protesters scuffle with Gardaí outside the Dáil. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Traffic cones and glass bottles were thrown by protesters taking part in a water charges demonstration outside Leinster House on Wednesday night when (...)

At the marriage referendum count last month were Alex White, John Lyons, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys. Photograph: Cyril Byrne. 2:12

There is growing concern in Government that same-sex marriages could be delayed until next year. The outcome of the referendum on May 22nd is the sub(...)

 Alan Shatter: not appealing costs but requested a stay on order pending appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said he will appeal against the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report, conc(...)

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)