Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin meets former Minister Martin Cullen while canvassing in Waterford on Thursday: he urged “a strong note of caution” in the Irish general election campaign. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged a “strong note of caution” about opinion polls after his party recorded an increase in support in the lat(...)

The Rossport five: Michael Ó Seighin, Brendan Philbin, Willie Corduff, Vincent McGrath and Philip McGrath leaving the Four Courts after being released from prison in 2005.

As gas is flared into the skies above north Mayo, it is worth reflecting on a project that has been one of modern Ireland’s greatest scandals, a stunn(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: “Do I think judges can’t make mistakes? No I don’t.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has declined to say whether he agrees with his party leader’s comments on Thomas “Slab” Murphy being(...)

One of the undercover officers, Mark Kennedy, made several visits to Ireland, including attending a Shell to Sea workshop in Mayo. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Campaigners opposed to the Corrib gas project have paid tribute to seven women in Britain who have received an apology from the Metropolitan Police f(...)

Ciarán Ó Cuinn, director of the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), Muscat, Oman.

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is dealing with water scarcity. As the impact of climate change begins to be felt, many people are l(...)

Former  minister for transport Noel Dempsey (right) and minister for justice  Dermot Ahern speaking to reporters about the economic crisis in November 2010. Mr Dempsey said on Saturday he was not aware the country was preparing to enter a bailout at that time. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Noel Dempsey said he is haunted by decisions taken by the Cabinet at the time of the economic collapse and believes Irelan(...)

A man signs the book of condolences on Tuesday for Garda Tony Golden, who was shot dead in Omeath last Sunday evening. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The family of Siobhán Phillips, who was being assisted by Tony Golden at the time of the incident in which he was killed, has praised the garda for “(...)

Gerry Walshe, Lisdeen, Co Clare. Photograph: Collins/Courts

The Supreme Court has refused to permit two men to bring further appeals against the rejection of their separate legal challenges to the Yes result (...)

In 2010, the courts granted 64,878 special exemption orders and there were 63,550 convictions for public order offences. By 2013, there were 45,869 special exemption orders granted and 40,823 public order offences

A decline in the number of special exemption orders granted by the District Court to allow pubs serve alcohol until the early hours of the morning has(...)

Former president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet  delivering a speech to an invited audience on  Governance of the Eurozone: Past, Present and Future at an  event in Dublin organised by the Institute for International and European Affairs on April 30th, 2015.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The consequences of bailing in senior bondholders in Irish banks at the time of the financial crash in late 2008 could have “far outweighed the gains”(...)