Cyclists in Dublin. Almost 600 cyclists were given on-the-spot fines  in the first six months of a new penalty regime. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Almost 600 cyclists were given on-the-spot fines for breaking red lights, cycling without lights or in pedestrianised areas, or for one of four other (...)

Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

 Anna Quigley, Carina O Brien, Joe Dowling, Patrick Gates, Mel Mac Giobhuin, Fergus Mc Cabe, Christy Burke and Seanie Lambe at Killarney Street as the  Inner-City Organisations Network met. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald must visit Dublin’s north inner-city to witness for herself the “devastation” being “wreaked” by the drugs cri(...)

Gardaí at the Sunset House, Summerhill, where Michael Barr was shot dead on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Bryne/The Irish Times

The Government has offered its full support to An Garda Síochána and access to “all resources necessary” in the force’s attempts to bring an end to th(...)

Fine Gael said ‘both party leaders are now being briefed, extensive drafting has to be done’. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A deal has been reached between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on the formation of a minority government led by Enda Kenny. Confirming the deal, the two (...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace speaks in the Dáil on his visit to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk.

Independent TD Mick Wallace broke down in the Dáil while talking about a recent meeting with refugees in Calais and Dunkirk in France. Mr Wallace, w(...)

Mary Boyle was six years old when she went missing on March 18th, 1977 near Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

The twin sister of Mary Boyle (6), who went missing in Donegal 39 years ago, has presented Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin “evidence” that a politic(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Dáil. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A commission of investigation report that could have serious implications for both acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin h(...)

Of the four cases which came before Mr Justice Seamus Noonan on Monday, three were adjourned to Wednesday pending the making by Mr Justice  Michael Moriarty of final orders arising from his judgment. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The High Court is continuing to experience fallout from a significant judgment declaring the law governing the courts’ powers to revoke suspended sent(...)

Gardaí say there is a chronic need for additional armed cover on a 24-hour basis. Photograph: Frank Miller

Rank-and-file gardaí are questioning whether it is realistic to remain a predominantly unarmed force in the face of increased violent crime and the t(...)