Ciarán Cannon and fellow TDs Paul Connaughton,  Colm Keaveney and Micheal Kitt found themselves lost for words on Vincent Browne’s People’s Debate when asked wether they would support a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Eric Luke

There they were on their stools, resting their elbows on the tables and speaking fearlessly to the people, for the people. The air crackled with coura(...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

Former head of Irish Nationwide Michael Fingleton (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are to be called as witnesses at the Banking Inquiry.

It has taken almost seven years but the Irish public could finally get to hear from former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton about th(...)

The Fianna Fáil/Green cabinet was told in 2009 the average cost of providing domestic water services to households at the time was about €348 a year.(...)

It’s estimated we flush away 30 per cent of our water, use 13 per cent washing clothes and 7 per cent washing cars. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

With water metering looming, Dublin consumers hastily dropped their consumption of water late last year, and the numbers of people seeking water conse(...)

The late Jim Mitchell with Patsy, Ruairí and Sinéad in 1976 4:41

Walking up the stone steps and opening the front door of the Mansion House with their own keys is one the most striking memories for the families o(...)

Civil partnership battle: in 2007 the Greens and Fianna Fáil fought over equal treatment. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

This oral history has contributions from: Dermot Ahern Former minister for justice Dan Boyle Former Green Party TD and senator Suzy(...)

The Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, has announced households made up of two adults or more will have to pay €160 a year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Another Q&A about Irish Water? Seriously? Have we not been here before? Yes, yes we have. This is the fifth water-based Q&A we’ve done in j(...)

A water vessel next to a garden shed is a good idea for conservation but talk of canny consumers cutting costs could well dry up after today’s announcement

With the deluge of bad news that has swamped Irish Water, it is easy to forget that conservation was supposed to be at the heart of the project.The in(...)

People protesting against the  Poolbeg incinerator plan in 2010. The project has had numerous financial, legal and political obstacles in the past seven years. Photograph: Eric Luke

Work has begun on the €600 million Poolbeg waste incinerator in Dublin, seven years after the facility was granted permission by An Bord Pleanála.Con(...)