Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael  McGrath said: “I fully appreciate the pain that the Universal Social Charge represents for working families and the toll it takes on pay packets.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil will eliminate the Universal Social Charge if it returns to power, the party’s ardfheis has agreed.The party said it will be the policy of(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says the garda involved in Yes campaign photocall ‘acted in good faith’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Groups campaigning for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum have called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to make a comprehensive st(...)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: gave graphic account of events at Castledermot.

Court repossession orders are being enforced in a manner more like Mugabe’s Zimbabwe than Kenny’s Ireland, the Dáil has heard.Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fea(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

Mattie McGrath: said he was not making a blanket criticism of judges, but  “I am saying there are serious question marks over some business in the financial courts”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Legislation reforming and updating judicial appointments procedures will be published later this year, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has sa(...)

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said: “Nobody was more disappointed than I was when I saw the letter”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State for Communications Joe McHugh said he was “surprised’’ to learn a letter had been sent to pensioners encouraging them to have their (...)

An alliance of Independent TDs attending an event in the Bridge Hotel, Tullamore on Saturday

Independent TDs in a new alliance will not strike any individual deals with political parties in exchange for supporting a government, Dublin Rathdown(...)

Mr Justice Michael Peart, who sat with Mr Justice Alan Mahon and Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, said the court would reserve judgment until May 21st

Two convicted murderers who are appealing High Court judgments ordering their extradition must wait to hear whether they will be returned to complete (...)

  Eddie Hobbs with Lucinda Creighton  at  the launch of Renua. The controversy over whether he will run as a candidate is not an issue for the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Renua Ireland has said the controversy over whether Eddie Hobbs will run as a candidate is not an issue for the party.There has been criticism from c(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath believes the fatal foetal abnormalities bill championed by Labour’s Michael McNamara is an attempt to cause ‘mischief’ and an insincere cry for publicity. Photograph: David Sleator

The fatal foetal abnormalities Bill championed by Labour TD Michael McNamara is an attempt to cause “mischief”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said(...)