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(...)

The need for rent control is one of the chief demands of the newly formed Housing Action Now group, which met in Dublin last night. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Housing groups from across Dublin have come together to demand a legally enforceable right to housing and a “radical change in housing policy”. The in(...)

Minister of State for Health Alex White. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The review of discretionary medical cards has been halted, Minister of State for Health Alex White has told the Dáil, while a new system based on med(...)

Some 90 per cent of the €6.8 billion in State money could end up being invested exclusively in Dublin, says Waterford TD  John Deasy. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Fine Gael backbencher John Deasy has accused the Government of ignoring regional development.He said the distribution of investment across the State (...)

Labour party European election candidates Emer Costello,  Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins today at the launch of the party’s Local and European election campaign at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, the Labour director of elections, and  Tánaiste and party leader  Eamon Gilmore.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin 1:09

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted his leadership of the Labour Party is not on the line in the local and European elections next month. At a rally t(...)