Socialist Party TDs say that the Government has missed the point of the anti-water charges protests by offering concessions on costs. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The Government has missed the point of recent anti-water charge protests by offering concessions, as the public is opposed to Irish Water charges as a(...)

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan ordered the preliminary exercise following disclosures that almost 800 infants and young children had died in the Bon Secours home. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan will today brief his Cabinet colleagues on progress in a scoping examination of high mortality rates, burial(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly told the Public Accounts Committee that nobody in the agency was currently in receipt of a bonus but that a payment, perhaps deferred until the agency completed its work, was something that might need to be considered to incentivise staff to stay on.

The National Asset Management Agency intends to ask Minister for Finance Michael Noonan about the possibility of offering “retention payments” to staf(...)

Mary Hanafin being interviewed at the City West count centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times 4:34

Both former minister Mary Hanafin and party colleague Kate Feeney were elected in the Blackrock local electoral area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. (...)

 The President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina departing for their State visit to Britain at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel today. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has arrived in London for the first ever State visit to Britain by an Irish president. Mr Higgins and his wif(...)

Copper Face Jacks nightclub, Harcourt Street, Dublin, showing Camden Place where the crowd surge took place.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The condition of a young woman injured during a crowd surge outside Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks has improved, changing from critical to stable.(...)

Catherine Day, secretary general of the European Commission, at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The expected rise in support for eurosceptics and parties from the extreme left and right will make May’s European elections uncomfortable for mainstr(...)

Reform Alliance members Lucinda Creighton and Billy Timmins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Reform Alliance has not discussed becoming a political party but hopes that ideas arising from its first conference can contribute to debates in t(...)

Martin Murphy, chairman of JobBridge and managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, has defended the internship scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The chairman of JobBridge has defended the internship scheme following claims it is being abused by employers. Martin Murphy, who is also managing dir(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said the repair and maintenance of roads would have to be a “top priority” this year as the department was working “against a backdrop of ongoing limited resources”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Transport has announced that €332.9 million is to be invested in the improvement and upkeep of the State’s regional and local road n(...)