Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Eric Luke

A handy day to ease the Dáil back to irrelevance after a long layoff. But although the new season kicked off yesterday afternoon, it seems the tran(...)

The byelections to replace two TDs who have been elected to the European parliament, will take place on Friday, October 10th, Taoiseach Enda Kenny h(...)

Coroner for South Kerry Terence Casey said: “I have been speaking openly for the last couple of years about suicide, trying to bring it home to people it’s not something to be hidden - it’s to be talked about to try to reduce the number of deaths by suicide.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The coroner for South Kerry, Terence Casey, has criticised plans to exclude the cause of death from new death certificates. Mr Casey who has been outs(...)

Tánaiste Burton   with former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore. He went quietly, but Pat Rabbitte fought an entertaining rearguard action. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

THE GOLDEN WHISTLE AWARD This goes to former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan for services to “so-called whistleblowers”. Callinan’s headline(...)

 Richard Boyd Barrett: “Israel is a terrorist state. The people of Gaza are victims of a terrorist state.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin at the weekend against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and, Derry.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

Stephen Donnelly: no ratification of a State guarantee by the Dáil. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Opposition TDs have condemned as farcical and a joke the guillotining of debate on a Bill that contains potential liabilities of €4 billion in State (...)

Joan Burton takes her first Opposition Leaders’ Questions as Tánaiste

Meanwhile, the ship of State drifts along on the tides, lights ablaze and with loud country music blaring from somewhere inside. Is there anyone at th(...)

Michael Noonan: said the programme for government committed the Government to maintaining the current rates of income tax

Couples with children and a combined income of more than €100,000 are not well-off, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. He told the Dáil th(...)

Children from Dalkey School Project outside Leinster house yesterday where they handed in letters and a petition. Photograph: David Sleator.

The Department of Education has reassured parents that access to special needs assistants (SNAs) will be unaffected by a controversial circular issue(...)