Jack Chambers, who was elected as a Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin West, has been attacked over his appearance and his views on abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Around the time of voting day in the general election, Jack Chambers did a strange thing. He stopped posting messages on Twitter and Facebook and swit(...)

Garda officers at the scene of the shooting of Eddie Hutch  on Poplar Row in Dublin’s  North Strand. Two journalists at Independent News & Media hwho have been reporting on recent gang violence have had threats made on their lives, the group’s editor-in-chief said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A newspaper editor has said it is frightening to think that journalists are having threats made on their lives some 20 years after the murder of Veron(...)

Independent News & Media (INM) released a statement on Thursday evening saying a number of its reporters were formally notified by gardaí their “safety is at risk from organised criminals”. File photograph:

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has condemned threats reportedly made against two reporters at Independent News & Media (INM). INM released a statement on T(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: The commission was granted Garda-style powers last year to access phone records if required during the investigation of serious offences

The mobile phone records of two journalists have been accessed without their knowledge or consent as part of a criminal inquiry into a third party. (...)

Liam Clarke pictured at his home in Ballymena in June 2014. Photograph: Belfast Telegraph

Tributes have been paid to the journalist Liam Clarke from Ballymena, Co Antrim, who died “suddenly but peacefully” on Saturday night. Clarke as a j(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Denis O’Brien: shadow of billionaire privacy campaigner O’Brien looms large over all conversations about media mergers in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

In the frenetic, fast-evolving world of media, nothing appears to move more slowly than the laws and regulations that govern it. Minister for Communi(...)

Former Ombudsman for Children Emily Logan in a report published last July concluded that information about one of two children taken from their homes in October 2013 in Westmeath and Dublin had “on the balance of probability” been disclosed by a member of the Garda to the journalist who wrote the initial reports on the first child being taken. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A senior Garda officer has been arrested over his alleged dealings with the media when members of the force took two Roma children from their families(...)

Séamus Carey and Regina Bushell from Westmeath, canvassing for Yes Equality,   speaking to  Jennifer O’Meara  from Athlone. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

By coincidence, just as the same-sex marriage referendum campaign was getting under way, a remarkable podcast appeared on This American Life, a cel(...)

Candles for the victims of Germanwings Airbus fight sit on a table during a church service at the altar at the cathedral Notre Dame du Bourg  in Digne-les-Bains, France. Photgraph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Media coverage of the Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz, who flew 149 people and himself into a mountainside in the French Alps last Tuesday, has been (...)