Ministers Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael will lead the next government but only the Labour Party is willing and able to provide stability and balance with its coalition partners, Mi(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor: Message seen as laying the ground for Labour’s general election campaign. Photograph: The Irish Times

Siptu president Jack O’Connor has warned a single-party Fine Gael government “must be avoided at all costs”, a message seen as laying the ground fo(...)

Terms and conditions of staff working in the community and voluntary sectors and funded by State grant aid should be placed on a par with those in the(...)

Mr O’Connor said banks were often relying on personal guarantees from borrowers which proved to have no value.

A partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers has told the Dáil’s banking inquiry that €8-10 billion a day in deposits were being withdrawn from Irish banks in(...)

A visitor to Fenit in Co Kerry was attacked while swimming at sea by a gull. The attack happened about 70 metres off the shoreline and medical attention was needed. Photograph: ThinkStock

A swimmer has been attacked by a seagull in the sea at Fenit in Co Kerry. The attack happened on Tuesday last week around 70 metres off the shorelin(...)

Thomas O’Connor: settled his High Court action. PhotographCourts Collins

A profoundly disabled young man who allegedly suffered brain damage during his birth and post-natal treatment at Sligo General Hospital has settled hi(...)

A view of the Carlisle Grounds, home to Bray Wanderers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The new owners of Bray Wanderers entered into a commitment that they would not seek to acquire the team’s grounds in the Co Wicklow town without havin(...)

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court. It has also agreed to nominate two sen(...)

A roguish bachelor bar owner whom Kenmare ladies found irresistible was finding it very difficult to clear his premises, Kenmare District Court was told

A roguish bachelor bar owner whom Kenmare ladies found irresistible was finding it very difficult to clear his premises, Kenmare District Court was to(...)

More specialised housing centres are required to help Defence Forces veterans stave off the threat of homelessness, a support organisation has claimed.

More specialised housing centres are required to help Defence Forces veterans stave off the threat of homelessness, a support organisation has claimed(...)