‘It is absolutely disgraceful that you’ve got empty houses while people are sleeping on the street. We can compulsorily purchase people’s land to build motorways, so I think we should be able to compulsorily purchase houses to provide families with a home, that’s far more important than building motorways’, said Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Social campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has called on the Government to introduce emergency legislation to stop banks evicting people from their homes, say(...)

2fm’s ‘Breakfast Republic’ team -  Jennifer Zamparelli, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh.

Listeners have switched off from Today FM, Newstalk and 2fm, while Radio 1 has added to its recent audience gains, the latest radio ratings show. All(...)

 Gardaí and a forensic team at the scene of the shooting at the Sunset House pub in Summerhill on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí directed traffic around a cordoned off area outside the Sunset House pub on Summerhill Parade in Dublin on Tuesday morning, the scene of the ca(...)

Relaxed and engaged: Keelin Shanley has established herself as a top contender for promotion to a show of her own

Are we too polite as a nation? As Keelin Shanley contentedly listens to a guest dissect her broadcasting skills and deliver a lukewarm verdict, it’s a(...)

Members of Fianna Fáil arriving at Trinity College Dublin for talks with Fine Gael. From left  are Charlie McConalogue, Barry Cowen, Micheal McGrath and Jim O’Callaghan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A deal on Irish Water can be reached if there is compromise between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has said. Negotiating (...)

Joao Carvalho (right) died after Saturday night’s MMA event in Dublin.

Minister for Sport Michael Ring has called for the urgent regulation of MMA and is calling on department officials, Sports Ireland and the Sports Cou(...)

From left: Independent TDs Boxer Moran Seán Canney, Shane Ross and Micheal Fitzmaurice pictured at government buildings. The suggestion that some of the Independents could be part of a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil dominated government is creative.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

After 40 days and 40 nights of “government formation for slow learners” we have finally got to the intensive stage of real engagement between the two (...)

Outgoing minster James Reilly says ‘it is improbable that a government will be formed without Fianna Fáil’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The outgoing Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly has warned that it will be difficult for the new government to last. “Tough budge(...)

Never mind the experiences of civilians, children or British soldiers, Myles Dungan’s show recounts the untold stories of those who weren’t even born when the Rising began

Whatever else about RTÉ’s treatment of the Rising commemorations, the network has not been parsimonious in its coverage. But for those who feel the(...)

Micheál Martin said he and Enda KEnny agreed they would speak next week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael has insisted acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny is willing and ready to meet Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to initate negotiations on the forma(...)