Protests took place in Bandon, Clonakily, Fermoy, Mallow and Youghal today in Co Cork.

Up to 20,000 people braved driving wind and rain to take to the streets of Cork as part of the national campaign against water charges organised by th(...)

The election of Brian Hayes as an MEP has led to an autumn byelection in Dublin South West.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The reshuffled Government’s first electoral test is expected to come in the autumn in a number of byelections. Voters will be scheduled to go to the (...)

City manager Owen Keegan had recommended the cuts following reductions in Government funding of €5.6 million for homeless services and €3.2 million for housing adaptation grants.

Dublin city councillors have reversed some €9 million in cuts and have increased funding for homeless and disabled people in the city’s 2014 budget.A (...)

Minister of State for Natural Resources Fergus O’Dowd said the consumer was “at the heart” of the legislation drawn up to create Irish Water. Photograph: Eric Luke

All decisions taken by Irish Water, including those around its establishment, should come under the Freedom of Information Act, according to Minist(...)