The murder of journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996  shifted the Special Criminal Court’s focus on to organised crime. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The murders of David Byrne and Eddie Hutch snr have pitched the Special Criminal Court into the general election campaign. Minister for Justice Franc(...)

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook’s politics and government specialist, said: ‘We’ve seen previously in other countries that conversation on Facebook has increased voter turnout.’  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Health is the number one general election issue Irish people are talking about on Facebook, according to new figures released today. Facebook, which(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams participates in  a national hunger strike commemoration march in Dundalk on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD has insisted “the IRA has gone away” and was not involved in the killing of Belfast man Kevin McGuigan or engaged i(...)

A newborn baby typically comes into contact with seven different people every day. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

About 50,000 babies in Ireland may not be immunised against tuberculosis (TB) by the end of this year due to a delay in the delivery of the vaccine. (...)

Gardaí at the house where  Marie Quigley was found dead  near Hackballscross, Co Louth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

People in the parish of Kilkerley, Dundalk, where the Co Louth couple Marie and Jim Quigley lived, have expressed their shock and sadness at their dea(...)

The Lurgan attack is the latest perpetrated by dissident republicans who have sought to destabilise the peace process in the North by targeting, and in some cases killing, members of the PSNI.

PSNI officers were lured into the vicinity of a no warning bomb that exploded by dissident republicans who were intent on murdering them, senior offic(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said he would commit Sinn Féin in government in the Republic to abolishing the property tax and water charges; reforming the Universal Social Charge to ease the burden on lower earners, and increasing employers’ PRSI to address the deficit in the Social Insurance Fund. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD has said Irish people “desperately need” a government that is not lead by Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil. Speaking on Tuesda(...)

A total of 35 diesel fuel laundering operations have been shut down in the State since 2010 with more than three million litres of fuel seized, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

A total of 35 diesel fuel laundering operations have been shut down in the State since 2010 with more than three million litres of fuel seized, Minist(...)

Nine of the so-called ‘Hooded Men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD has called on the Government to make a decision quickly on reopening a long-standing case involving alleged human rig(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: “I have no plans to increase a person’s minimum contribution under the rent supplement scheme, that is that a person is required to pay towards their accommodation from their own resources.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rent supplement rates will not be increased, the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has indicated. A review of rent supple(...)