Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Mr McGrath has claimed that Irish Water is a ‘wild animal’ and that the Government has rejected legislation that would ‘tame the beast’. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected legislation that aims to “tame the beast of Irish Water”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. Mr McGrath described t(...)

Independent Socialist Clare Daly said the only reason there was a commission was that businessman Denis O’Brien, had overstepped the mark. Screengrab: Oireachtas/The Irish Times

The establishment of a commission of inquiry in to IBRC was a “huge indictment” of the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and his department and not (...)

Kurdish Syrian refugees in a truck at the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

The Government has agreed to take a further 300 Syrian refugees in the ongoing crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Mr Kenny said the Cabin(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said the party would be emailing all members asking them to vote, as well as encouraging others in their social circle to do so. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs are being asked to send letters to all recently registered voters to ensure they turn out to vote Yes in the same-sex marriage referendu(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says the new authority brings a broad range of  perspectives to bear on decision-making. Photograph: Barry Cronin

A Sinn Féin proposal to include advocacy groups on the board of the new independent legal services regulatory authority was rejected by Minister for (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of Sinn Féin’s Marriage Equality campaign at Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Yes vote for same-sex marriage would be an affirmation that all Irish citizens should be “free, equal and happy”, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald will begin notifying individuals of the outcome of reviews into their allegations of Garda malpractice after (...)

Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, speaking at the launch of a campaign to halt Irish arms trading with Israel, said: “We need to end collaboration with this Israeli government, who are occupying Palestinian lands and are engaged repeatedly in war crimes against the Palestinian people.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigners have launched a petition urging the Government to cease all arms trading and research collaboration with Israel while blockades of Palesti(...)

On RTÉ Radio’s Morning Ireland on Wednesday, Sinn Féin  leader Gerry Adams said he believed Paudie McGahon was raped but, when asked if he had been brought before an IRA kangaroo court, he said he did not know. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

If the kind of scandal that has beset Sinn Féin over the IRA’s handling of sex abusers within its ranks had happened with any other political party, i(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: the Bill allowed gay men and women, for the first time, to be equal citizens in their own country. “No exceptions, no caveats, no conditions,” he added. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has asked why marriage between two people who love each other should be for some and not for others.“I simply(...)