Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD during a launch of a new billboard. File  photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin is certain to have a good election and will build on its current tally of 14 TDs. The 12 deputies who are contesting again (with Cork’s San(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

One of the first decisions of a new government after the general election will be whether to send another Irish naval vessel to the Mediterranean to (...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has strongly criticised Gerry Adams’ backing of Thomas Slab Murphy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has strongly criticised Gerry Adams’ backing of Thomas Slab Murphy claiming nobody should be fooled by the Si(...)

Gerry Adams: repeatedly refused to rule out a coalition with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is more likely to enter coalition with Labour than Fianna Fáil after the general election, Sinn Féin TDs have said, insisting that they wou(...)

Pearse McAuley leaves Cavan Courthouse following his sentencing for the Christmas 2014 attack on his wife Pauline Tully. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan.

While now beginning a long prison term for an act of extreme domestic violence that left his estranged wife lucky to survive, Pearse McAuley (50) bec(...)

Colombia Three member Jim Monaghan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A night of “celebration and remembrance” has been held for veteran Republican Jim Monaghan, one of the “Colombia Three”. Mary Lou McDonal(...)

Seán Crowe TD:   said the work of the Lariam inquiry group was positive news for those who had been affected. .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said he would be happy to meet serving or former soldiers who believed they were affected by taking the anti-mala(...)

A boy queues with other migrants and refugees to enter a transit camp in Slavonski Brod on Wednesday. Thousands of newly arrived migrants and asylum seekers are on the move through Croatia and towards the border with Slovenia, from where they plan to continue their journey to western European countries. Thousands -  many fleeing violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan -  have been making their way from Turkey to the Balkans in recent months, hoping to reach Germany, Sweden and other EU states. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

EU countries have demonstrated a “deficit of solidarity” with Turkey as it struggles to accommodate 2.4 million refugees as a result of the Syrian cri(...)

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said consideration was being given to alternatives to Lariam.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A working group on the prevention of malaria among Irish soldiers serving abroad is due to report to Minister for Defence Simon Coveney later this yea(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the term “battle group” was “unfortunate and misleading”. He said this term  described the force size rather than its role and said it was a “standard technical military term for a battalion-sized force with support elements comprising 1,500 personnel”. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Dáil has accepted by an overwhelming 72 to 25 majority Ireland’s participation in an EU battle group, led by Germany, to be established next year.(...)