The emergency department of Letterkenny General Hospital which was flooded again on Tuesday night.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has ordered an investigation into the cause of a flood at Letterkenny General Hospital, the second in just over a ye(...)

Niall Collins: “While I welcome the report’s publication, it is regrettable Minister Fitzgerald delayed its release until after the Dáil rose for the summer recess.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Niall Collins has described the Department of Justice report as “damning’’ and said it showed how “dysfunctional” de(...)

The high number of spoiled votes in last year’s referendum on the Seanad has been described as a ‘matter that should cause great concern’, chairman of the public service oversight committee Pádraig MacLochlainn has said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Concerns over high numbers of spoiled votes have prompted an Oireachtas committee to call for modernised ballot papers and the use of plain English in(...)

 The only toxic topic is the circumstances surrounding Mr Callinan’s resignation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Never mind poor Paddy. He has a short little span of attention. “Paddy likes to know what the story is.” That’s what the Taoiseach famously said in th(...)

The funeral cortege of Air Corps Cadet David Jevens at St Alphonsus Church Barntown, Co Wexford, in October 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter has said that no further investigation is warranted into the Air Corps training crash on the Galway-Mayo bord(...)

It was a tough day for the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, who ended up waging a fight on two fronts. Photograph: Eric Luke

Leinster House didn’t need to engage a team of counter-surveillance experts to predict that a serious drone attack was imminent yesterday. Inco(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore yesterday sought to defuse the controversy over alleged bugging of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission, there have been differing political views within the Coalition.

While Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore yesterday sought to defuse the con(...)

Chairman Simon O’Brien backed up the account of commissioner Kieran Fitzgerald that there was evidence of some sort of security breach at the commission’s headquarters in Dublin

The controversy surrounding alleged security breaches at the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) escalated yesterday when its chairman s(...)

Niall Collins, FF spokesman on justice: accused the Government of trying to “misdirect attention” and said Alan  Shatter needed to establish who may have been attempting to mount the surveillance. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the failure of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) to inform Minister for Justice Alan Shatter of suspected (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter:  confirmed the Garda Ombudsman Commission will have direct access to the Garda Pulse IT system without having to go through a seconded member of An Garda Commissioner, the procedure to date. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan would have been sacked long before now had the controversy about the quashing(...)