Protesters at an Anti-Water Charges Rally in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The latest twist in the Irish Water saga is a huge political embarrassment for the Coalition. To make matters worse there is nothing the parties in go(...)

D-Day veteran Michael d’Alton from Dalkey, Co Dublin, who was presented with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur  by Jean-Pierre Thebault, the French ambassador on board the French Navy Command and Support Ship Somme, in Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Parnell Summer School will take place from August 9th to 13th in the Avondale demesne, Charles Stewart Parnell’s ancestral home in Co Wicklow. Th(...)

Stephen Collins: “Our product is a regular school table embedded with a layer of touch-sensing technology.”
New Innovator: Tip tap tap

If Cork-based ed-tech company Tip tap tap (TTT) has its way, the writing is on the wall for the school desk, as we know it. What TTT would like school(...)

Peter Sutherland: said the migration crisis was a problem “which can only be dealt with collectively, not in isolation to one another”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

EU leaders defended their decision not to back mandatory quotas for migrants at a summit of EU leaders, pledging to agree a plan to redistribute 40(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at  the Maximos Mansion in Athens for a crucial governmental council meeting  yesterday evening. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced last night that a referendum on the Greek bailout will take place on Sunday week, July 5th. Mr Tsipras (...)

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development  Phil Hogan. “Our populations are ageing rapidly and we still need major reforms to ensure pensions and healthcare systems can cope with this societal shift.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Union has jobs and people at its core and is much more than an economic project, according to Ireland’s commissioner, Phil Hogan. Mr H(...)

 Dave Power, Mount merrion and Paul Byrne, Swords wait for the official results, in the court yard of Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:18

Work will begin this week to give effect to the referendum decision to amend the Constitution with the first same-sex marriages likely to take place a(...)

Voters voting in the marriage referendum and the Age of Presidential Candidates referendum at St. Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Follow the referendums and byelection counts on irishtimes.com on Saturday, where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis(...)

What does the Spring Statement have in store? Follow all the action on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Follow the publication of the Spring Statement on irishtimes.com where our journalists will be bringing you the latest news and analysis throughout th(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking at the 76th party ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times. 3:13

A cut in Universal Social Charge (USC) and increases in a range of social benefits have been proposed by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.In his keyn(...)