Met Éireann is predicting 40-70mm of rain for Cork between Sunday morning and Monday morning. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Get your umbrellas at the ready as Met Éireann has issued rainfall warning for most of Munster. A status orange rainfall warning is valid from Sunday(...)

Rotating taoisigh? Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny may have to share the spoils of  Election 2016 in a very fundamental way. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

An arrangement for a rotating taoiseach would have to be on the agenda for any talks about a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil alliance to avoid another general e(...)

 Thomas “Slab” Murphy (66), of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth arriving for his sentencing hearing over tax evasion at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin last Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted Thomas “Slab” Murphy is a good republican, despite his being sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasio(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan  at the count centre in the RDS after his election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has been elected to the Dáil in Dublin Bay South, joining deputy leader Catherine Martin from Dublin Rathdown, to secure(...)

It was not an ordinary taxation case and Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy is not a run-of-the-mill citizen. That is why the Special Criminal Court was involved. T(...)

Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy arrives at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The SDLP, DUP and Ulster Unionist Party have welcomed the 18-month sentence given to Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion. The DUP leader and First(...)

 Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy (66) of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth arriving for his sentencing hearing at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

As a young police officer, former Police Service of Northern Ireland assistant chief constable Alan McQuillan once engaged in a bizarre game of cross-(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during the debate on RTÉ’s ‘Prime Time’.  Photograph:  Tony Maxwell/PA Wire

None of the four party leaders landed a killer punch in Tuesday’s pre-election television debate, but Tánaiste Joan Burton put in a notably stronger (...)

A file image from February 2014 of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said on Friday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny “encouraged him to resign” from his position. Mr Shatter stepped do(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said: “I welcome the fact that the conviction [of Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy] has taken place. I will resist any temptation to make reference to Al Capone and the style of his conviction. It is essential to say nobody is above the law and everyone is answerable to the courts.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson has said the conviction of republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion was an “important judgment” and said his tria(...)