Minister Leo Varadkar said: ‘I also believe in free speech and I think we need to allow people to say things that maybe we don’t like to hear’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has expressed concern at the establishment of an Irish branch of anti-Islamic group Pegida. He also condemned the v(...)

Protests outside the GPO in Dublin on Saturday over the launch of anti-immigration group Pegida. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ is to make a formal complaint today after one of its cameramen was injured during a clash between protesters and gardaí in Dublin city centre on (...)

Three quarters of the towns and cities surveyed by An Taisce on behalf of the IBAL group were found to be “Clean to European Norms”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Just one Irish town is now “seriously littered”, according to the last survey from the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) group . The survey of 40(...)

In a word . . . sorry

The adjective sorry is said to have originated with the Old English sarig, meaning “distressed, grieved, full of sorrow”. It used to be the hardest wo(...)

A mural at Dalymount Park, home of Bohemians FC.

Saturday September 5th, has been declared a Day of Action in solidarity with people seeking refuge in Europe. The Irish Refugee Council and Migrant R(...)

Seventeen food safety enforcement orders were issued against various premises in July, the third highest number ever distributed in one month during t(...)

 Dr Umar Al-Qadri: ‘If you will remain silent you will let them come into the mosque and you will let them speak to the youth . . . They will spread the cancer of extremism to the Muslim youth.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Extremism among Muslims in Ireland exists even if the numbers are small, a protest against Islamic State was told by a Muslim leader in Dublin yesterd(...)

The protest will highlight that Islam is a religion of peace and show that all Muslims in Ireland condemn terrorism. Photograph: Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council

In what is believed to be the first protest of its kind in Ireland, Muslims from all over the Republic will take part in a ‘Not in Our Name’ protest a(...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

There’s a literary feast awaiting the country in the coming week, with three festivals taking place. We’ve rounded up some places to fill your bell(...)