TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly and campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy arrive at Ennis District Court in a case relating to an incident at Shannon Airport last July. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Independent TD Mick Wallace has told a court that he scaled a fence at Shannon Airport to search a US military plane after a Government Minister told (...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly pictured  in Ennis on Tuesday where they are appearing before the District Court after  entering a restricted zone in Shannon Airport in July of last year. Photograph: Brian Arthur/Press 22.

A District Court judge has said he does not want his court to take on the role of the ‘Skibbereen Eagle’ while it hears a case involving two TDs.Judg(...)

Kate McGrew is a sex worker currently starring in a reality TV show who is against the drive to criminalise men who purchase sex. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision 4:06

Kate McGrew is not a “prostitute”. She is, she says, a sex worker. “To me the word ‘prostitute’ is used by people who look down on what I do, w(...)

Micheal Buckley of Greyhound: “I know the pay cuts we are looking for are big, but if [the workers] win, and get what they want, then we are out of business.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even while Michael Buckley is painting a picture of a tough, competitive business in which his company’s cost base is, he says, not sustainable, he so(...)

Minister  for Justice Alan Shatter: sources indicate he is unlikely to say he was mistaken over Garda whistleblowers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

HARRY McGEE Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is set to come under intense political pressure this week to apologise(...)

 Commissioner Martin Callinan: attended the PAC with a delegation of senior officers for a five-hour grilling on the penalty points issue last week.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Public Accounts Committee has been very active of late. Four weeks into the New Year it has tackled the Central Remedial Clinic’s funding, Rehab, (...)

Former Catholic Archbishop of Dublin John Charles McQuaid with Éamon de Valera. When the Adoption Act, 1952, was crafted, formalising the adoption process in the Republic, every line of the proposed Bill was sent to  McQuaid for his scrutiny.

Tracing legislation, to enable adopted individuals to identify their biological parents, has recently become a subject of debate, with TD Clare Daly, (...)

Members of the Garda Representative Association protest outside Government Buildings yesterday over proposed public service cuts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Relations between the Government and the gardaí have hit a new low after the latest row between Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and the Assoc(...)