Alex White: deputised for Tánaiste Joan  Burton at Opposition Leaders’ Questions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government and Opposition took exception to the line of questioning at a heated Opposition Leaders’ Questions.The chamber came to life, despite the cl(...)

Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin said demand for visas “indicates the level of demand from young people to go to countries where wages are higher and opportunities plentiful and where there is decency and fairness”.

The 3,850 Canadian visas available last night were taken up within 12 minutes by Irish people wishing to emigrate, Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy told(...)

 Mubashra Kabir, originally from Pakistan and who was receiving Irish citizenship, with her husband Kabir Ahmed and their daughters Ghaniya and Areesha at the Citizenship Ceremonies in the National Convention Centre on Friday morning. More than 2,700 people were made Irish citizens. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Kabir Ahmed stood outside Dublin’s Convention Centre in the sunshine on Friday, holding the future of Ireland in his arms. Areesha Kabir and Ghaniya K(...)

Robbie Hanshaw starts for Connacht against Gloucester in their Challenge Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Mils Muliaina has been named in Connacht’s starting line up for their Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Gloucester just a day after it was announced(...)

Martin McGuinness; Kathleen Funchion, candidate for the upcoming Carlow and Kilkenny By Election; Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald at the opening of the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:51

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said political parties have a “duty and responsibility” to address the issue of fatal foetal abn(...)

Launching her party’s clár for the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Derry on Friday and Saturday, Ms McDonald referred to her party’s recent abstention in the vote on Independent Socialist Clare Daly’s defeated Bill to permit abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín will not support an ardfheis motion on allowing abortion in fatal foetal abnormality cases which is strongly backed by the (...)

The Grapes in Sheffield was the first venue the Arctic Monkeys ever performed in, which has since been transformed into an Irish pub.

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entries(...)

Sinn Féin’s plans to abolish water charges and the property tax would cost the Irish taxpayer €  1.3 billion according to Labour Party leader Joan Burton.

Sinn Féin’s plans to abolish water charges and the property tax would cost the Irish taxpayer € 1.3 billion according to Labour Party leader Joan Burt(...)

Connacht scrumhalf Caolin Blade scores his second try of the match in Connacht’s European Challenge Cup game against Bayonne at Stade Jean-Dauger. Photograph: James Crombie

Connacht coach Pat Lam hailed his emerging players after his second string pulled off a dramatic late 29-27 victory in Bayonne to keep their Challenge(...)

Danny Qualter, here in action with Connacht Eagles, will make his debut for the senior side against Bayonne. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

European Challenge Cup, Pool Two Bayonne v Connacht, Stade Jean-Dauger, Saturday, 7.45pm The extent to how the decision of the new Europea(...)