Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael Ardfheis at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael founded the State and saved it following the bailout and economic crash, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has claimed. Mr Varadkar was addr(...)

Siptu’s education sector had proposed that the union should disaffiliate from the Labour Party and instead establish a relationship with community groups and parties of the left.

A bid to have the country’s largest trade union sever its links with the Labour Party has failed. At Siptu’s biennial delegate conference in Cork on W(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said Labour has ‘imposed crushing austerity on working people’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has urged Siptu delegates to end their traditional affiliation with the Labour Party. The four-day Siptu (...)

Many local marches converged at the GPO on O’Connell Street this afternoon as tens of thousands protested against water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many local marches converged at the GPO on O’Connell Street this afternoon as tens of thousands protested against water charges.There was traffic disr(...)

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(...)

People bang “Enough Food for Everyone” inflatable bam-bams during a G8 summit protest in Belfast yesterday.  Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

As the Ictu-organised Big March for a Fairer World marched its way up towards Belfast City Hall, a solitary young man with a union flag, part of a sma(...)