Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)

Tipperary 1-15 Clare 1-11 On a poignant evening for Tipperary hurling, the county’s minors honoured the memory of Jimmy Doyle with a four-point(...)

Court told that Martin Daly, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was behind the wheel of the car for 70 minutes. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who took a car from a Co Clare garage forecourt without permission for “a test drive” was apprehended less than 90 minutes later having crashed (...)

Fingal County Council issued 1,158 litter fines in 2012, of which just 424, or 37 per cent, were paid.  Photograph: David Sleator

Fingal County Council is owed more than €110,000 in outstanding litter fines from 2012, although an official has admitted they(...)