Senator Mark Daly: told by his party to support the Government motion. Photograph by Cyril Byrne

Kerry Senator Mark Daly has been expelled from the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party after defying the party whip in a vote on the Water Services Bill e(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe who compiled a dossier with allegations of Garda malpractice and failures within his own division of Cavan-Monaghan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The dossier was compiled almost three years ago by Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and related to allegations of Garda malpractice and failures(...)

Tops for Tweets: Des Cahill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes, is the most influential journalist on Twitter, according to the #murraytweetindex, a new ranking by pub(...)

The board overseeing the development of the new National Children’s Hospital in the grounds of St James Hospital is confident that it will receive planning permission by the end of 2015.

The board overseeing the development of the new National Children’s Hospital in the grounds of St James Hospital is confident that it will receive pla(...)

 The Local Property Tax forms sent out by Revenue. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Revisions in the property tax including a two-year freeze and a decoupling from house prices are unlikely to be formally announced until next year’s b(...)

Dómhnall Ó Lubhlaí: the  founder and principal of the Gaeltacht summer college Coláiste na bhFiann allegedly abused dozens of young boys over three decades.

The Department of Education has said child protection concerns relating to former schoolteacher Dómhnall Ó Lubhlaí were first raised with it in earl(...)

The Coalition parties, led by Joan Burton and Enda Kenny, still remain confident this Government will see out its full term in office. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The Coalition parties still remain confident this Government will see out its full term in office. Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Fine Gael parliamenta(...)

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(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the announcement of the social housing strategy 2020 at Custom House in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has committed to spending €3.8 billion to build and refurbish 35,000 social housing units over the next five years. The Coalitio(...)

The programme pledges to provide in the region of 35,000 social housing units between now and 2020. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly does not do understatement. Last week in the Dáil he repeatedly referred to his “legacy” when unveiling the re(...)