Renua TD Terence Flanagan at Leinster House. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected a Bill that would stop Ryanair from obliging passengers to show their passport as identification for flights between Irela(...)

The University of Limerick issued High Court proceedings against the Limerick Leader after it published details of allegations of financial mismanagement.

The chief executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Tom Boland is to travel to Limerick on Tuesday to meet a “whistleblower” who has made alle(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said prolific burglars were repeatedly granted bail. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Repeat burglars could be refused bail under legislation introduced by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Ms Fitzgerald told the Dáil a large pr(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “I would reiterate that the overall objective of the Government’s programme of justice to bring forward necessary changes to improve policing services in the State and to maintain public confidence in the Garda Síochána’’

The establishment of an independent policing authority will deliver “a sea change’’ in Garda oversight, the Minister for Justice has told the Dáil. Fr(...)

The Dáil resumes this afternoon after the summer recess with a debate on a motion of confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The three-hour debate (...)

Statistics show 75 per cent of burglaries were committed by 25 per cent of burglars.

Burglars who have been sentenced for multiple offences will face consecutive jail terms under new criminal legislation advanced by the Government. Th(...)

Enda Kenny: Backing for his Attorney General Máire Whelan comes after a public expression of confidence this week. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny expressed confidence in Attorney General Máire Whelan on Wednesday at the first Cabinet meeting after the summer break, following(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. 	File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton of being “irresponsible” and “cr(...)

 Gerry Adams: IRA were not involved in the killing of Kevin McGuigan in east Belfast, Sinn Féin leader says. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said last night that the IRA were not involved in the “brutal murder” of Kevin McGuigan in east Belfast earlier this mont(...)

 Willie O’Dea: Responding to comments from Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Entering government with Fine Gael, as the junior coalition partner, would “be the end of Fianna Fáil as we know it”, former minister Willie O’Dea (...)