Joe Higgins (right) said he expected tens of thousands of people to participate in the march, which he believed could have a “material impact” on  water charges, the austerity agenda and the durability of the Government 0:55

The Government is again insisting the real test of its revised water charges package remains the amount of people who sign up with Irish Water rather (...)

Socialist Party TDs (from left) Ruth Coppinger TD, Paul Murphy TD and Joe Higgins TD. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

An anti-water charge protest in Dublin on Wednesday will highlight that the Government’s “trickery” in offering concessions to the public has not work(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The eve of the crucial Cabinet meeting today to approve a simpler and less expensive water charge system was dominated by sharp disputes about tactics(...)

A protester blocking the exit is pushed aside as the Taoiseach’s car leaves the Mansion House, in Dublin. Photograph; Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Opposition to waters charges continued today outside the Mansion House in Dublin where demonstrators mounted a protest as Taoiseach Enda Kenny atte(...)

Eoghan Murphy pictured during canvassing in Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy has said he and his backbench colleagues had suffered “a little bit of Stockholm Syndrome” in their handling of the Irish (...)

Campaigners against water charges will return Irish water application packs - in a wheelie bin - to the utility’s headquarters in Talbot Street this morning.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is to amend legislation to prevent Government Ministers from claiming an income tax deduction on water charges on (...)

 Catherine Murphy:  says she will discuss the matter   later with Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has said the composition of the Dáil technical group should be raised with the Committee on Procedure and Privileges an(...)

Former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy is to stand as a candidate in the Dublin South West byelection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy is to stand as a candidate in the Dublin South West byelection.Mr Murphy, who replaced TD Joe Higgins in the pa(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness said it was ‘not uncommon for officials and the chairman to meet with witnesses and for the chairman to explain the context and the procedures’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has reiterated his view that there was nothing unusual about his meeting with former Rehab chief executi(...)

 Families enjoy the long evening light at dusk as they watch people jump from Creevy Pier, kayak and paddle board in Donegal Bay last week.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Stock up on sunscreen because temperatures could reach 25 degrees across the country this week. It will be warm, humid and partly cloudy today and for(...)