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(...)

 Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath said “meddling” had damaged banking inquiry’s credibility. Photograph: Alan Betson

The significance of a Government decision not to apply the party whip to politicians on the banking inquiry committee will become clear only when the(...)

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy has said he is confident he will get more votes than Fianna Fáil and Green Party candidates in this Friday’s election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The European election campaign in Dublin is now centred on who will take the third seat, outgoing Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said today.Respondin(...)

The High Court has approved a survival scheme for the Elverys Sports operating company employing some 700 people full and part-time in 52 stores acros(...)

Nominations for the position close this afternoon, and the contest follows last week’s promotion of former chairman Charlie Flanagan to Cabinet as Minister for Children. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

FIACH KELLYFine Gael TDs and Senators will elect a new chairman of the parliamentary party tomorrow, with calls for a strong figure who can stand up t(...)

 Dublin city councillor Mannix Flynn’s posters in Temple Bar yesterday. Mr Flynn says his posters are on private property and so are legal.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some European and local election candidates face the prospect of fines in the run-up to polling day after putting up posters before it was permitte(...)