Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy: “We’re being punished for our political status.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has said his party intends to appeal a Garda decision not to allow members to fundraise in west Dublin. Mr Mu(...)

Water charges protesters on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:31

Tens of thousands of anti-water charges protesters gathered at a stage at the Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday, after setting off from(...)

On a national level hotel room occupancy grew from 65.9 per cent to 67.8 per cent. Average room rates rose to €82.29 from €77.49

The Irish hotel sector has reported a third straight year of growth with confidence of continued progress even though room rates remain “some way off”(...)

Fergus Murphy, former chief executive of Irish building society EBS

The former head of EBS building society Fergus Murphy has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry there was a “very reasonable chance” the institution cou(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘I do not believe in abortion on demand, but there are very sensitive stories in respect of fatal foetal abnormalities and other issues.’ Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out a referendum repealing the controversial 1983 constitutional amendment on the equal right to life of the (...)

Seán Quinn: the businessman’s family’s case, initiated in May 2011, is expected to last more than six months and has been brought against Irish Bank Resolution Corporation. Photograph: Collins

A High Court judge has permitted the family of businessman Seán Quinn to proceed with claims in their forthcoming legal action that some €2.34 billi(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: Enda Kenny has strongly defended Mr Noonan’s handling of the inquiry into the controversial sale of Siteserv in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has strongly defended Michael Noonan’s handling of the inquiry into the controversial sale of Siteserv in 2012. Mr Kenny told th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s handling of the inquiry into the controversial 2012 sale of Siteserv.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended Michael Noonan’s handling of the inquiry into the controversial 2012 sale of Siteserv. Mr Kenny told the Dail that M(...)

Labour TD Arthur Spring criticised the attitude of State agencies to the employment conditions of some workers.

Labour TD Arthur Spring criticised the attitude of State agencies to the employment conditions of some workers. He had heard the heads of agencies ref(...)

Paul Murphy TD said Minister Alan Kelly was “swaggering around the place like Nelson from the Simpsons, threatening to rob people’s lunch money’’.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Legislation dealing with a refusal to pay water charges will be published shortly after Easter, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Minister for t(...)