Ivana Bacik: said the Minister for Foreign Affairs should be invited to the House when it resumed in September for a debate on the situation in the Middle East

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik said she hoped Ireland would be very active in the coming weeks in promoting a ceasefire on the Gaza Strip.She added that (...)

Chief executive of the Irish Deaf Society Eddie Redmond said members find it ‘frustrating’ to access public services where no ISL interpreter is available Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish Deaf Society said it is “upset and insulted”that a request for an interpreter for its members attending Taoiseach’s questions on Thursday wa(...)

 Denis O’Donovan:  “If a US citizen tries to get a work visa or go a step forward and obtain a residence permit or citizenship in Ireland, he or she has as good a chance as a resident of Mars. Let us be real.’’

The State should face up to the reality of seeking to regularise the position of undocumented Irish in the US while failing to give “one iota of a ch(...)

Today, a jury of ten men and two women at Cork Circuit Criminal Court, unanimously found the retired priest guilty  after just two hours of deliberation.
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Alan Betson/The
Irish Times

A retired priest has been remanded on bail for sentence after he was today convicted of sexually assaulting a pupil while teaching at a boarding scho(...)

Garda whistleblower John Wilson: will become MEP if Ming Flanagan is elected and subsequently stands down. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Garda whistleblower, a former world champion athlete, a security analyst, two former TDs, a host of current Senators and a prominent political tweet(...)

Minister For Health James Reilly: care had to be taken with legislation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

MARIE O’HALLORAN Minister for Health James Reilly has defended the delay in the passage of legislation to prevent smoking in ve(...)

In Wicklow town  property transactions were up 102 per cent on 2012 according to Sherry FitzGerald. Photograph: Eric Luke

The population of Co Wicklow is now at its highest level since 1841. For nearly a century the population had been half the figure cited in the (...)

Prof John Crown: said he was very troubled by a central message of the report on the deaths of babies at Portlaoise hospital.  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A call has been made to ensure Taoiseach Enda Kenny raises the issue of the undocumented Irish and immigration re(...)

John O’Donoghue: former ceann comhairle also served as a minister in two Fianna Fáil governments. Photograph: David Sleator

Can Fianna Fáil’s John O’Donoghue be stopped by the party nationally from securing a nomination to contest the next general election in the new Kerry (...)

 Senator Mark Daly (centre) wants properties being sold by or on behalf of Nama, the world’s largest property management company, to be listed on a website.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Nama properties and loans should be sold by tender or public auction in the same way as State assets, the Seanad has heard. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark D(...)