Marchers attend an anti-water charges protest in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Organisers of Saturday’s anti-water charges march said the protest focus must now translate into mass non-payment of bills to provide the next governm(...)

The trawler is the latest in a long line of fishing vessels believed to have been dragged by submarines in the Irish Sea.  Archive photograph of a fishing vessel: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The crew of an Ardglass-based fishing trawler escaped injury when their vessel was towed by a suspected submarine off the coast of Ireland on Wednesda(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy rises for the catch ahead of Tyrone’s Justin McMahon during the Alianz Footbal League Diviison One match at Healy park in Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 0-17 Kerry 1-14 And on the third day, it rose again. Hold the death notice, cancel the flowers, call off the undertakers. The game of football (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton meets striking workers  on the picket line at Dunnes Stores in Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“Dunnes Stores, better politics beats them all’’ – a variation of the jingle in a one-time radio advertisement would have been appropriate in the Dáil(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar told the Dáil last week that the Government was committed to achieving compliance with the provisions of the directive. Photograph: The Irish Times

It will be 2017 at the earliest before most non-consultant hospital doctors see their working hours complying with limits set out in an EU directiv(...)

Labour TD Pat Rabbitte accused the national broadcaster of being “lopsided”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former communications minister Pat Rabbitte did not mince his words when describing RTÉ as a “recruitment sergeant” for the far left and Sinn Féin on (...)

Paul Murphy: “Minister Kelly is swaggering around the place like Nelson from The Simpsons, threatening to rob people’s lunch money.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Shades of the Dublin South West byelection in the Dáil yesterday when Sinn Féin raced into what looked like an unassailable lead, only for the Anti Au(...)

Gerry Adams TD: “In fairness, he was going to pay and he changed his mind,” said Fine Gael TD Ray Butler.

A modest contribution? That’s what the Taoiseach kept talking about yesterday.You don’t get many of those in the Dáil.But Enda wasn’t suggesting a sha(...)

Alan Kelly: If a household has not registered by this date, “it will not be able to receive this €100 grant”. Photograph: The Irish Times

June 30th will be the deadline for registering with Irish Water to be eligible for receipt of the water conservation grant this year, Minister for Env(...)

Tony Blair and Peter Hain (centre) seen with Martin McGuinness,  Bertie Ahern and Ian Paisley at Stormont on May 8th, 2007. Hain has been  accused of giving a “less than helpful” testimony to a House of Commons inquiry into the operation of the On The Runs to 200 Republicans. Photograph: Paul Faith/Reuters.

Former Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Labour MP Peter Hain has been accused of giving “less than helpful” and “certainly incomplete” testimony t(...)