Marian Finucane: Sidesteps any creeping unpleasantness during a discussion on rural crime.

Gangs roaming with impunity, innocent families kidnapped for petty sums, terrified householders arming themselves to protect elderly relatives, a G(...)

An Air Corps flypast over the Jim Larkin statue at the GPO Easter Rising anniversary commemorations.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has ruled out a potential vote-getting proposal from Sinn Féin to have an annual bank holiday on April 24th, the anniversary of the Eas(...)

 Thomas Flynn, Moatview Avenue, Coolock was jailed for 12 years with three suspended at Clonmel Circuit court as he was one of seven men who broke into the home of Mark and Emma Corcoran at Burnchurch, near Killenaul in November 2013. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The harrowing testimony of the Corcoran family about their ordeal at the hands of a gang of seven Dublin criminals has given fresh impetus to the long(...)

Aodhán Ó Riordáin was in Gallipoli with the Duke of Gloucester to pay tribute to the 10th (Irish) Division who left the peninsula in the autumn of 1915 for Salonika having sustained thousands of casualties. Photograph: Aodhán Ó Riordáin

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has described the visit to his relative’s grave in Gallipoli as squaring the circle of remembrance in his family.(...)

Colm O’Reardon (second from left) is a brother of Labour Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former economic adviser to ex-tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is set to take up a senior civil service position in the Department of Health. Colm O’Reardo(...)

Enda Kenny: ‘We have to have a plan and a strategy clear’. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said no decisions have been made by Government about exactly where in the country refugees will be housed. His comments came (...)

  Aodhan O Riordain: ‘Clearly there are some areas where there is a housing and homelessness crisis and space may have to be found in areas where the pressures are not acute.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The housing and homelessness crisis in Dublin means refugees arriving in Ireland should be accommodated elsewhere across the country, a Government Mi(...)

Phaw Shee and her daughter Say Law La at the Migrant Women – Shared Experiences exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said no “upper limit” must be put on the number of refugees accepted in Ireland because this crisis is an ev(...)

Fianna Fáil is to add Cllr Seán Haughey to the ticket in Dublin Bay North. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil is to add Cllr Seán Haughey to the ticket in Dublin Bay North. Mr Haughey was informed of the decision on Tuesday afternoon. The former m(...)

Joe Costello TD: said voting pact with Fine Gael was ‘fraught with danger’. Photograph: David Sleator

Figures in both Fine Gael and Labour figures have indicated that co-operation between the parties in the lead-up to the general election will not exte(...)