Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington taking part in the demonstration to highlight gender inequality at the Quadrangle at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Campaigners for gender equality at NUI Galway, who are seeking promotion of five female lecturers, have staged a demonstration outside a meeting of t(...)

A good smattering of TDs joined Gabrielle (Gab) McFadden to shooting the breeze in Irish in the Dáil this week.

The Dáil visitors’ bar was doing a roaring trade on Wednesday morning. And no, it wasn’t TDs and Senators gasping for a hair of the dog ahead of the(...)

Pádraig MacLochlainn TD, chairman (front), and Derek Nolan TD, vice chairman, Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions, visiting  the Great Western House direct provision centre in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Ombudsman’s jurisdiction should be extended to the direct provision system for asylum seekers, an Oireachtas committee delegation has said.Adminis(...)

Derek Nolan, centre: told the Dáil the level of anger on the streets of Galway about Irish Water was off the scale. Photograph: David Sleator

Government backbenchers expressed concern in the Dáil yesterday about Irish Water and the charges to be implemented. Sean Kyne (FG) said he wished he(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artist and activist Margaretta D’Arcy (80), who is serving a second prison sentence over her opposition to US military use of Shannon Airport, is exp(...)

Minister of State Alex White arriving at party  meeting on Monday which was held  prior to the announcement of Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as  leader. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:38

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White will have a battle on his hands when, as expected, he declares his intention to contest the Labour Party(...)

Eamon Gilmore speaking at a press conference in Iveagh House, Dublin, this afternoon, during which he announced his resignation as Labour Party leader: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:58

Eamon Gilmore has announced his resignation as Labour leader in the wake of huge losses for his party at the local and European elections. Mr Gilmore,(...)

For Fine Gael, a Garda authority or board has never been on its agenda, and it would be likely to resist such a move, even if it was pressed by Labour. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour Ministers are expected to support an initiative by party backbenchers calling for a separate Garda authority to oversee the 13,000-strong fo(...)

 John McGuinness: “The restaurant in London might be a better headline!”   Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The Public Accounts Committee has been hogging the headlines lately with its work on the CRC, Rehab and Garda penalty points front. This(...)

  GSOC chairman Simon O’Brien  arriving at  Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There was evidence. But that evidence wasn’t definitive. They had suspicions. But couldn’t prove any offence. It was suspected th(...)