John Miskella: former Cork All-Ireland winner and All Star has helped guide his club to their first Cork senior football final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In Ballincollig this week, the place is silly with banners and posters and windows and walls all carrying the same slogan: Up The Village. Yet this is(...)

Joan Burton: Brendan Ogle of the Unite union said she should apologise for “getting up in the Dáil like Marie Antoinette and insinuating if people can afford a phone they should pay for water”

Saturday’s march through Dublin will be seen as the “tipping point” into “a massive revolt against this Government”, say those involved in the Righ(...)

Many of the striking Greyhound workers who had earlier protested outside City Hall were also in the public gallery to hear councillors suspend standing orders and describe the strike as “a lock out”.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor and a majority of city councillors stood and applauded striking workers from the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery company, at t(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn: will hand over chain of office next Friday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Friday night Dublin city councillors will decide who gets to be the capital’s first citizen, when the current Lord Mayor of Dublin, Labour’s Oisín (...)

Representatives from the left-wing alliance, Nicola Curry of People Before Profit Alliance, Michael O’Brien of the Anti-Austerity Alliance, Pat Dunne with United Left Alliance, Brendan Young of Independent Community Solidarity and Mick Finnegan of the Workers Party, signing a transfer pact for the local elections. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A loose left-wing alliance of 100 local-election candidates have signed up to an agreement on vote transfers and opposition to austerity measures a(...)

Full list of candidates The redrawing of electoral boundaries has thrust many of Kilkenny’s 57 local election candidates into unfamiliar territory(...)

Cllr Mick Barry said part of the new party’s platform would be to get people to give it an electoral mandate to campaign against water charges when they were introduced this year. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A left-wing political party has been launched to contest local elections under the banner of the Anti-Austerity Allianc(...)

 Cllr Ruth Coppinger with members of the Anti Austerity Alliance demonstrating on O’ Connell Street today.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland faces at least 10 years more of austerity unless there is a change in economic policy, the Anti-Austerity Alliance has warned.The group marked(...)

Declan Hughes: ‘Writing is a confidence trick. You’ve got to keep on the right side of positivity.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s the one question to which every aspiring author needs an answer: how am I going to get this book published? Writing is an intensely private act: (...)

 Sr Eileen Leen, Sr Borgia Shanahan, Sr Anne Roche (Sacred Heart sister), and Sr Regina O’Conell at the holiday house of the Presentation sisters in Ballinskelligs Co Kerry. Photograph: Frank Miller

There is a large yellow building that overlooks Ballinskelligs strand in Co Kerry, at an enviable location on the far end of the beach. It sits back f(...)