Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt  is nearing the end of a 20-year sentence.

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is set to begin an ongoing programme of temporary releases within weeks to prepare him for his full release from pris(...)

A Garda and Army convoy escorts Michael McKevitt  from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, following a court appearance in 2003. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Five TDs have complained about the conditions in which jailed Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is being held, and have expressed their “deep concern” (...)

Photograph from February 2008 of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The family of jailed dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt has received the support of five TDs, including former Fianna Fáil minister Éamon Ó (...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: “we must take sides at different times, on different issues and in different conflicts”

Thirty-eight defence attaches are accredited to Ireland but just two are based in the State, according to Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. He told(...)

Independent Socialist Clare Daly said the only reason there was a commission was that businessman Denis O’Brien, had overstepped the mark. Screengrab: Oireachtas/The Irish Times

The establishment of a commission of inquiry in to IBRC was a “huge indictment” of the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and his department and not (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘I did not see the report you refer to. Neither did the Minister for Transport.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Enda Kenny has admitted that he had not read an internal Aer Lingus document on the sale of the airline that indicated job losses of up to 40 per c(...)

Renua founder  Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 3:30

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has criticised Taoiseach Enda Kenny after he said Independent TD Clare Daly had delivered a “rant” in the Dáil. “I real(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the sale of Aer Lingus would result in job creation, new routes and the Minister for Finance would have a veto over the sale of the valuable Heathrow slots under the deal with IAG, owners of British Airways and Iberian. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos.

Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports have backed the sale of Aer Lingus as being good for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said in a strong defence of t(...)

“Kelly has robbed the hard left of the possibility of more publicity by removing the threat of jail, while also blunting their charge of oppressive State machinery being out to get the anti-water charges movement.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

After weeks of to-ing and fro-ing, Alan Kelly’s water compliance measures finally go to Cabinet today. The main friction seemed to be between t(...)

Disturbance by dogs is the main reason the hare population on Dublin’s Bull Island is almost extinct.The Minister for Heritage, Heather Humphreys, sai(...)