Gerry Adams: The IRA on occasion shot alleged sex offenders or expelled them,” he said.  “While this may have been expedient at the time it was not appropriate.”

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said last night abuse victims were failed by the IRA policy of shooting alleged sex offenders. His admission came as T(...)

 Richard Boyd Barrett: “Israel is a terrorist state. The people of Gaza are victims of a terrorist state.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin at the weekend against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and, Derry.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland is at risk of attack because it facilitates the stopover of US military aircraft at Shannon airport, Independent TD Clare Daly has claimed. S(...)

The need for rent control is one of the chief demands of the newly formed Housing Action Now group, which met in Dublin last night. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Housing groups from across Dublin have come together to demand a legally enforceable right to housing and a “radical change in housing policy”. The in(...)

Barry Cowen said the Government’s mantra was: “Oh, it’s all your fault and what we’ve inherited and what we did and what we did not do.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil TD has lashed out at the Government’s persistent criticism of his party’s time in office to defend its own polic(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government is involved in “wholescale privatisation of public transport services”, Sinn Féin transport spokesman Dessie Ellis has claimed.He said (...)

A steam train  pictured at  Rathdrum Railway Station 2012 as part of a Railway Preservation Society of Ireland trip. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Rail

Ireland’s rail transport system was better under the British, the Sinn Féin ardfheis has heard.Derry MLA Cathal O hOisin said “in 1890 no town or vill(...)

Phil Hogan: said there may be “a vested interest in some cases” keeping people in emergency accommodation

Vested interests may be involved in keeping some people in emergency accommodation at huge expense, according to Minister for the Environment Phil Hog(...)

Fr Peter McVerry’s trust is providing shelter for    265 homeless people. Photograph:  Paddy Whelan

It was a grim story of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. Statistics gave expression to the terrible sight of people sleeping in doorways in the capital city.(...)