Thousands of householders who have been paying for water services on group schemes in rural areas still have no clarity about their future with Irish (...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the argument over which politicians should be represented on the banking inquiry should end and the long-awaited investigation should proceed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has accused the Government of trying to control the banking inquiry “lock, stock and barrel”.He said the(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the mother and baby home, Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has said the church has no records relating to the burial of deceased children at a Co Galway mother and baby home as(...)

Independent Trinity Senator Sean Barrett has been voted onto the banking inquiry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s majority on the banking inquiry is in doubt after a Seanad committee voted to place two Opposition Senators on the long-awaited inves(...)

Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly  during his announcement that he will seek election as Labour Party deputy leader. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 2:20

Two new candidates have emerged as contenders for the Labour Party deputy leadership this lunchtime.Minister of State for Research and Innovation Sean(...)

European candidate Lorraine Higgins at the election count centre in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan

Labour Party senator and MEP candidate Lorraine Higgins said she has reported to gardaí “death threats” allegedly made to her on Facebook last Friday,(...)

 Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan celebrates his victory in the European elections at the count centre in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Counting of European election votes was continuing last night in the Midlands North West constituency where Independent TD for Roscommon-South Leitri(...)

Sinn Féin European Election candidate Lynn Boylan  has claimed 24 per cent of the Dublin vote according to an exit poll. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan looks set to claim a European election seat in Dublin with an a combination of tallies and exit polls showing she is in a stro(...)

 Pat “the Cope” Gallagher:  warned Fianna Fáil that strategy of running two strong candidates may backfire

Colloquially known as the Malin-M50, Midlands North West is a huge and sprawling constituency taking in 15 counties in three provinces. It is an amalg(...)

 Senator Rónán Mullen and Senator Fergal Quinn in Navan shopping centre  canvassing for votes for Mr Mullen  in the European elections. Photograph: Alan Betson

“I’m not in anyone’s pocket,” says Senator Rónán Mullen to a couple in Navan shopping centre as he strives to get himself “more well known” among the (...)