The Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges is the subject of a legal action taken by Denis O’Brien (above), who has accused the committee of breaching his constitutional rights and interfering with the role of the courts and has sued the members personally. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out a Dáil debate on a legal challenge taken by businessman Denis O’Brien. Mr Kenny said the issue was legally complex (...)

Amnesty International Ireland directory Colm O’Gorman said Government departments should  place people’s rights at the centre of spending decisions. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government should commit to holding a referendum to insert economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution, Amnesty International has sai(...)

Cast of dozens: Stephen Jones and Damian Kearney in Stones in His Pockets

If you look around Irish theatre right now, the stage seems to be teeming with characters, but backstage the dressing rooms are pretty much emp(...)

David Fennelly and John Doran in Fishes. Photograph: Jennifer Barrett.
Review: Fishes

Fishes Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin *** Larry, a young Irish male, is stuck in a rut. That this furrow of loneliness, idleness and drunke(...)