Nóirín O’Sullivan: “Our security assessments will continue to be based on credible intelligence, hard facts and emerging evidence.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Garda Commissioner has said the Garda has never denied the existence of the Provisional IRA. However in a statement on Wednesday night Nóirín O’Su(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: “I am very much aware that there are a number of individuals, both acting individually and acting in consort, involved in organised crime in a number of the areas mentioned by the Senator”

People linked with the Provisional IRA are still involved in criminality in the Republic but not on the same scale as in Northern Ireland, Garda sourc(...)

Paul Murphy: “It’s seriously bad practice for the information that we are due to charged to be leaked to the media before anyone due to be changed is informed.” Photograph: The Irish Times

An internal Garda investigation is under way into how information indicating people would be charged over a protest in Dublin appeared in the media. (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton with Sinn Féin’s Padraig Mac Lochlainn and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties. Photograph: North West Newspix

Tánaiste and Labour party leader Joan Burton has acknowledged some tensions between her party and Fine Gael in Government but said they had not reduce(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney one of three Ministers who have flown to Malta to pay tribute to the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eithne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three Government Ministers have flown to the Maltese capital of Valletta to pay tribute to the 68-strong crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Eith(...)

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 (...)