Ambulance crew and gardaí involved in the transfer of a woman, thought to have contracted Ebola, from her home in Tyrrelstown, Dublin to the Mater hospital. Streets around the hospital were cordoned off during the movement of the woman. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The patient at the centre of the latest Ebola scare had only a “technical risk” of having the disease, according to informed sources.The woman was ta(...)

 Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

Taxis in central Dublin: According to the Irish Taxi Drivers’ Federation, there is an attack on a driver every weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Representative organisations have called for stricter sentencing for assaults on taxi drivers following a series of violent attacks in the last few m(...)

Fingal County Council is second in State to signal intention to cut the rate. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fingal County Council has become the second council in the State to signal its intention to reduce the local property tax by 15 per cent, following a(...)

Micheál Martin at the election count in Cork Cty Hall today. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has expressed satisfaction with the party’s performance in both local elections, where it looks set to increase its (...)

Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party who won the Dublin West byelection. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Socialist Party candidate Cllr Ruth Coppinger has taken the byelection seat in Dublin West. Fianna Fáil candidate Cllr David McGuinness earlier moved (...)

Labour Party deputy leader and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton  at the City West count centre for the local, European and byelection counts today. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government parties look set to suffer major losses in the local, European and byelections, as tallies and initial results suggest Sinn Féin, Indep(...)

 Sinn Féin’s   European election candidates Lynn Boylan (left) and Martina Anderson at the launch of Sinn Fein’s European election manifesto Dublin yesterday.  Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Anybody who witnessed the first TV3 debate on the European elections with Midland North West candidates last night would know first-hand how chaos the(...)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party. Photograph: Eric Luke

The political consensus has anointed Fingal Cllr Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party as the favourite to take the Dublin West seat vacated when form(...)

Sitting Fingal councillor Ruth Coppinger (Socialist Party) is expected to lead the race for the seat vacated due to the resignation last month of Independent TD Patrick Nulty. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil and the Socialist Party have launched their Dublin West byelection campaigns, while the Government parties are yet to announce thei(...)