Break in Bruges: the best way to navigate Bruges is by taking a boat trip on the canals, which costs just €7.60 for half an hour with live – and lively – commentary. Photograph: Getty Images

War tourists have been coming to present-day Belgium since the Waterloo battlefield was sought out by curious British travellers in the aftermath o(...)

Teachers man the picket-line outside Dublin’s Belvedere College. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy 2:42

The teachers’ strike is unnecessary, disproportionate and disappointing, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said. Ms O’Sullivan said she had “m(...)

A man walks past flowers left on Molesworth Street, near Leinster House in Dublin, where a man was found dead on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 2:50

A special forum on homelessness is to be convened this Thursday by the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.There were calls for an emergency summi(...)

Senior citizens housing complex on Gardiner Street, near Mountjoy Square, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has described as “appalling” an ongoing rent dispute in inner city Dublin which has left a €17m senior citizens(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said that the Coalition will last the full term in Government. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said that the Coalition will last the full term in power.Speaking on the launch of new national clinical guid(...)

Leo Varadkar:  ‘As a member of a party I feel represents middle Ireland, why should we have to pay higher taxes for water when others will be paying nothing?’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said that anti-water charges campaigner Brendan Ogle wants to see middle-class people pay more tax for water.Mr(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The eve of the crucial Cabinet meeting today to approve a simpler and less expensive water charge system was dominated by sharp disputes about tactics(...)

Gerry Adams: The IRA on occasion shot alleged sex offenders or expelled them,” he said.  “While this may have been expedient at the time it was not appropriate.”

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said last night abuse victims were failed by the IRA policy of shooting alleged sex offenders. His admission came as T(...)

What does Budget 2015 have in store? Follow all the action as it unfolds on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Follow Budget 2015 on irishtimes.com where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis throughout the day. Follow Budget 2015(...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou Mc Donald launched Sinn Féin’s alternative budget yesterday

Sinn Féin is proposing to halt water charges, abolish property tax and introduce a third rate of tax for high earners. However, at the launch o(...)