Tánaiste Joan Burton and Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD canvassing at Thunders Home Bakery and Deli with staff member, Daphne Grecco, in Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Joan Burton had a genteel start to her election campaigning on Wednesday afternoon, with Minister of State at the Department of Justice Aodhá(...)

 National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor said economic decisions taken over the past five years had hit women hardest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Women should be judged on what they say and do, and not how they look, Louise Glennon of the National Women’s Council of Ireland has said as Taoiseach(...)

Generation Selfie: Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson (front left) Lynn Boylan, Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Every election in Ireland over the past decade has been forecast as the first “digital election”. None has really lived up to the billing. Back in 2(...)

Conventional wisdom states that Joan Burton’s team is going to take one hell of a beating at the upcoming election. Yet there was little evidence of(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: “Meetings have taken place between the Department, local authorities in the midlands and Waterways Ireland about a Blueway concept,” he said. File photograph: BluewaysIreland.org

A new initiative to promote tourism in the midlands is being prepared by the Government, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said on (...)

‘Criminalising drug use doesn’t work’.

Teenagers and young adults are more vulnerable to risky and reckless behaviour because of changes in the prefrontal cortexes of their brains. These ne(...)

Anne Fennell (57) of Monastery Gate Green, Clondalkin arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on January 20th, 2016, where she pleaded guilty to two counts of harrassing Fr Desmond Byrne. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 57-year-old Dublin woman who sent obscene phone messages threatening to bomb President Michael D Higgins and several government ministers has pleade(...)

Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said Stand for Justice event  was a lively discussion that highlighted the four main issues of public services, child poverty, sustainable energy and overseas aid.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ending poverty for Irish children and growing housing problems were hot topics for a cross-party panel of eight politicians and an audience at a Stand(...)

National Women’s Council of Ireland director Orla O’Connor: Breakthrough Manifesto for Women “going really well”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One hundred candidates for this year’s general election have now signed up to the The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) Breakthrough Manifest(...)

At the launch in Google’s offices of its interactive street tour of 1916 was Lieut Gearoid O’Briain, a great-grandson of Cathal Brugha.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Taoiseach has suggested that Northern Ireland’s new First Minister Arlene Foster should speak about her own views on the Easter Rising even if sh(...)