US military use of Shannon Airport has long been a bone of contention for anti-war protesters. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government received over 700 requests * last year for waivers allowing them to transport * firearms and dangerous materials through Shannon Airpor(...)

Sinn Féin appears to have taken an entirely inconsistent approach in how it deals with allegations from whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So far this year, a number of whistleblowers have stepped into the public domain and made substantial allegations which have forced their way onto the(...)

Representatives of business groups told the Oireachtas Justice Committee that aggressive begging had become more prevalent in the last 12 months and that additional garda resources were required to address the issue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Citizens and visitors to Dublin are experiencing “a fear factor” when in the city as a result of a rise in the occurrence of aggressive begging, the O(...)

United States forces no longer use antimalarial drug Lariam, said Sinn Féin defence spokesman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.

The Defence Forces continue the use of the antimalarial drug Lariam to ensure soldiers do not contract the disease and not because of legal cases b(...)

Bob Olson, chief inspector of the Garda Siochana Inspectorate: he also  acknowledged “that some of the criticisms are not unique to An Garda Síochána, they are present in many other police forces around the world”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Garda Inspectorate report presented a “significant opportunity” to reform the force and is a “devastating critique” of the systems operated by An(...)

Eloquent: abuse survivor Maíria Cahill outside Government Buildings this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a story that won’t go away, you know: a controversial leader, beset by allegations of a cover-up following a crime, sees his position become e(...)

 Enda Kenny: Oireachtas justice committe should deal with issue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny claimed his position would be untenable if the allegations of rape and cover-up made by Belfast woman Maíria Cahill had involved (...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald:  “I have made it clear that we will do whatever we can to improve conditions and to ensure that human rights are protected.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Minister for Justice has warned against what she called “unrealistic expectations” in dealing with asylum seekers and direct provision. “This is(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said Sinn Féin had opposed every measure to get the country back on an even keel. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan accused Sinn Féin of “economic nonsense” in sharp exchanges in the Dáil.He was replying to Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Ma(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has rounded on Sinn Fein in the Dail for its economic policies amid sharp exchanges. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has rounded on Sinn Féin in the Dáil for its economic policies amid sharp exchanges.Declaring that the economy was(...)