Socialist Party TDs Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy, who said: ‘The No posters say don’t be silenced. But if you look at the reality of who is silenced it’s large numbers of LGBT people right through society.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In a “final push” for a Yes vote in Friday’s same-sex marriage referendum, the Anti-Austerity Alliance has stressed the urgency of voter turnout. At (...)

The Dáil was adjourned twice yesterday in a heated row after Opposition TDs accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of being disrespectful to them in his replie(...)

FF’s Limerick  poll-topper Willie O’Dea waded in. “We are dealing with tomorrow before today.” Photograph: The Irish Times  3:30

It all began with a silly quip from a Taoiseach high on scones and jam. And then the situation escalated rapidly until chaos and confusion engulfed th(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean  Barrett repeatedly asked TDs to resume their seats. 3:30

The Dáil has been adjourned for the second time in a row about water charges, the amount collected so far and the manner in which Taoiseach Enda Kenny(...)

Introducing the Thirty-Fourth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2015, Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger said cases had emerged, due to the 1983 abortion amendment, which had appalled people throughout the country and internationally. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A referendum to remove the 1983 abortion amendment from the Constitution should be a matter for the next Dáil, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has sa(...)

The byelection will fill the vacancy left by the appointment of Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner for Agriculture. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has moved the writ for the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection to fill the vacancy left by the appointment of former minister for the environmen(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for an independent inquiry by a “competent authority” into the controversial sale of construction services company Siteserv. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called for an independent inquiry by a “competent authority” into the controversial sale of construction services company Sit(...)

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(...)

Dublin Fianna Fáil councillor David McGuinness has resigned from the party. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil councillor for Fingal David McGuinness has resigned from the party.David McGuinness, who contested the 2007 general election in Dublin Wes(...)

The trial of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa (above) has been adjourned.

The trial in Egypt of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa has been adjourned.Irish Ambassador Isolde Moylan, who was in court, confirmed the change of date.(...)