The board overseeing the development of the new National Children’s Hospital in the grounds of St James Hospital is confident that it will receive planning permission by the end of 2015.

The board overseeing the development of the new National Children’s Hospital in the grounds of St James Hospital is confident that it will receive pla(...)

Stelian Ciuciu (right), with his children Jennifer, Miriama, Stelian Jnr and Mirabella, representing the Roma community at the anti-racism rally in Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Civic leaders in Waterford have joined with An Garda Síochána to urge people not to take the law into their own hands following incidents last weekend(...)

Minister of State for Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said it was “completely and utterly wrong to tarnish an entire community” over concerns about criminality by some after anti-Roma protests took place on Manor Street in Waterford.

Anti-Roma protests in Waterford city over the weekend have been described as “cowardly, prejudiced and racist” by Minister of State for Equality, Aodh(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will need to put in a sure-footed performance in the Dáil tomorrow, and at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday, to settle frazzled nerves. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Seanad ballot papers have been distributed to TDs and Senators ahead of the byelection next week to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of F(...)

Excerpt from the ballot paper in the forthcoming Seanad byelection.

The ballot paper for the election to fill a vacancy on the Seanad’s Cultural and Educational Panel lists John McNulty as a board member of the Irish M(...)

Eamon Gilmore has personally sought the support of the two candidates to succeed him as Labour leader for his efforts to be Ireland’s next European commissioner

Eamon Gilmore has personally sought the support of the two candidates to succeed him as Labour leader and Tánaiste for his efforts to be Ireland’s nex(...)

Labour leadership contenders Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Minister of State for primary care Alex White will each get 10 minutes to address the final hustings of the campaign in Dublin tonight. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The final hustings in the Labour Party leadership campaign are taking place in Dublin city centre tonight.The event, which is being live-streamed, beg(...)

Minister for Social Protection and candidate for Labour Party leadership Joan Burton speaking to Jack O’Connor of Siptu at the weekend’s hustings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lines are being drawn at a terrific rate.But what sort?There are defining lines: the “thus far and no further” ones which politicians avoid like the p(...)

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.Mr White,(...)

Alex White: His roots are on the capital’s northside, where his grandfather was an active trade unionist and Labour Party candidate. Photograph: Alan Betson

Joan Burton: leadership contender The 65-year-old is the runaway favourite although there are still 4½ weeks to go to the poll. She is deputy l(...)