Willie O’Dea:  people’s rights would “depend on the individual whim of their family doctor” when gender recognition should be “a matter of self-determination by the individual concerned”

The Gender Recognition Bill has been described as “a form of Irish solution to an Irish problem”, with the State adopting a “paternalistic approach”.(...)

Anti-water charge protesters are marching in Dublin after five people opposed to the charges were jailed after being found to be in contempt of court. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times. 0:57

Anti-water charge protesters are marching in Dublin after five people opposed to the charges were jailed after being found to be in contempt of court.(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leaderM ary Lou McDonald: ‘Every day families with children and single people continue to present as homeless.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The memory of Jonathan Corrie hovers over the Dáil every time the plight of the homeless is mentioned.Corrie’s death, in a doorway opposite Leinster H(...)

Lucinda Creighton is the only confirmed TD in her new party.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The new political year has seen a flurry of activity around various political groupings and embryonic parties which may emerge ahead of the next gener(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton watches the Department of the Taoiseach staff choir during the annual lunchtime recital of Christmas carols at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A brief, first World War- type truce was declared in the Dáil yesterday, but there was no crossing of enemy lines for mulled wine.The truce was preced(...)

The Sex Workers Alliance  criticised the new Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill at a candlelit vigil outside Leinster House.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government’s new laws for prostitution will endanger sex workers and do nothing to reduce sex trafficking, representatives of the Sex Workers Alli(...)

From Friday night, Luas will operate services on the Green Line from St Stephen’s Green to Brides Glen every half hour from 1am until 3.30am. No similar service will operate on the Red Line from The Point to Tallaght. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Luas operators have reiterated their view there is no demand for late-night services on the Red Line.Transdev said the last time they ran the service (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit said ‘The Irish Times’ poll reflected the reality that people had rejected Alan Kelly’s so-called concessions on water charges. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Right 2 Water campaign has predicted tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of Dublin on December 10th to protest against water char(...)

Joan Collins: More children are living in poverty now than before the crash and subsequent austerity measures, says the Independent TD. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Children were going to school hungry, Independent TD Joan Collins told the Dáil. “They are arriving at crèches with doughnuts or chocolate bars becau(...)