Fine Gael TD for Sligo-North Leitrim John Perry: statement  issued after it was reported his wife began working for him as parliamentary assistant in January 2015.

Former minister of State John Perry has defended the appointment of his wife to the position of his parliamentary assistant and says she will step dow(...)

Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín also announced that a consultation on proposals for an Irish Language Bill will begin in February. Above:  the Carson Statue at Stormont. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The publication of a 20-year strategy for Irish by the North’s Department of Culture has been welcomed by Conradh na Gaeilge as a “significant step(...)

Ruth Coppinger TD, Paul Murphy TD (centre) and Joe Higgins TD (right), at a press conference held by the We Won’t Pay campaign, in Dublin in November. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins has criticised the treatment by some media of his fellow party-member Paul Murphy. Mr Higgins claimed Dublin South West(...)

The photograph, issued this week, was taken using a special mount allows the use of standard cameras to take sharper pictures of Earth at speed. Photograph: ESA/Nasa

Have you ever wondered what a lightning strike looks like from above? No need to wonder anymore as an astronaut on board the International Space Stati(...)

Fine Gael TD  Michelle Mulherin: The Mayo TD repaid  €2,000 spent on phone calls made  to Kenya from Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A man in his late 30s has been released after being questioned in connection with an arson attack at Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin’s Mayo constituenc(...)

Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill (left) at an event in Áras an Uachtaráin in 2014   with former Coimisinéir, Seán Ó Cuirreáin (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Commisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill is expected to tell an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday whether there has been any improvement in the circ(...)

Do you see your grandfather or grandmother in this photograph? A total of 63 individuals have been individually numbered in the hope that they might be identified by the public. About 12 have been identified. <a href="http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/visit-glasnevin/news/the-fools-the-fools-the-fools/ODonovanRossa_PaintByNumbers.pdf"> Photograph: </a> courtesy of Glasnevin Trust.

An appeal has been issued to the public for help in identifying members of the cortege in an historic photograph of the funeral of Fenian leader O’(...)

Helen Lynch (25), who has been homeless in Tullamore for much of the last year, says she needs a permanent address in order for her son Charlie to go on the transplant list at King’s College Hospital in London. Image: Google Street View.

A woman whose 6-year-old son is in the final stages of liver disease has issued a plea to Offaly County Council to find them a permanent home to ensur(...)

A screenshot taken from the ireland.ie video shows references to social media companies that have based themselves in Ireland in recent years. 1:32

A video published last night to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising has been criticised for not including any mention of the uprising or o(...)

Designed by Dublin-based Zinc Design Consultants the stamps and a souvenir first-day cover are available from the country’s main post offices, at the stamp shop in Dublin’s GPO or online

Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man are set to invade the country’s households once again following the release of a new postage-stamp set celebr(...)