Burton was bursting to refer to the CSO figures and she finally got her way when she said that Ireland was probably the strongest growing economy in Europe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /THE IRISH TIMES

Ministers smiled a lot in the Dáil yesterday. Government backbenchers had a spring in their step and were in strong voice when heckling the Opposition(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins has urged Labour to distance itself from Government promises of tax cuts in next month’s budget. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independent TD Joan Collins has urged Labour to distance itself from Government promises of tax cuts in next month’s budget.She told the Dáil today sh(...)

Pat Dunne, a United Left councillor, leaving the Four Courts yesterday after a High Court action. Photograph: Paddy Cummins/PCPhoto.ie

Greyhound Recycling has been granted an injunction in the High Court restraining three Dublin politicians from blockading and interfering with the c(...)

Judge said the matter was a public health issue and was particularly serious. Photograph: David Sleator

Greyhound Recycling was yesterday granted an injunction restraining Dublin councillor Gino Kenny from blockading the company’s bin lorries collecting (...)

 Richard Boyd Barrett: “Israel is a terrorist state. The people of Gaza are victims of a terrorist state.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin at the weekend against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and, Derry.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

Joan Collins: said there were serious health and safety concerns regarding the employment of casual staff without proper training

A taskforce should be established to examine the waste collection industry in light of the ongoing dispute at the Greyhound premises where, an Indepe(...)

Among the signatories to a petition for an independent inquiry into policing of the north Mayo Shell/Corrib gas dispute is social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, four TDs, one Senator and seven academics are signatories to a petiti(...)

Minister of State for Housing Jan O Sullivan said the Coalition would prefer to provide social housing in a way other  than using private landlords, “but we cannot do it in any great numbers at the present time”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is weighing introducing rent control to deal with the State’s homeless problem, Minister of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan has said.(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)