Texaco art winner Shania Mc Donagh left from Claremorris, Co Mayo with her winning portrait at the  Hugh Lane Gallery . Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Shania McDonagh (16) became one of the most successful artists in the 60-year history of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition when she was cho(...)

For Fine Gael, a Garda authority or board has never been on its agenda, and it would be likely to resist such a move, even if it was pressed by Labour. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour Ministers are expected to support an initiative by party backbenchers calling for a separate Garda authority to oversee the 13,000-strong fo(...)

David Norris: said it was clear that Alan Shatter and Martin Callinan should resign “for the moral welfare and decency of political standards in this country”.

There were sharp exchanges in the Seanad when Independent Senator David Norris said it was time the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik: committee had already heard some clear recommendations for reform

No progress was being made in the campaign to end domestic violence, Susan O’Keeffe (Labour) told the Seanad. She said the EU s(...)

 Simon O’Brien, chairman of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, who is due to appear before an Oireachtas committee today.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said earlier today that the Government has confidence in the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) . The organisati(...)

Joe Murphy left, Sligo County Council, and solicitor Dermot Hewson speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court  yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The owners of Lissadell estate have been urged to reopen the historic property to the public following yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in their favou(...)

Larry Goodman: a spokesman for the businessman’s ABP said it had not bought meat from Willy Selten but that it was ABP’s understanding that meat sold to it by English firm Norwest Foods was on occasion sourced from the Dutch businessman

Labour Party Senator Susan O’Keeffe has called for the Department of Agriculture and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland to establish whether unfit m(...)

 Christopher Coburn and Patrick Lavelle put the finishing touches on the polling station at the Labour Relations Commission on Haddington Road, Dublin .

There was a barely submerged rage against the possible dying of the light among Senators yesterday as the House sat for the last time before today’s r(...)

Senator David Norris: ‘The poster is a lie and there is no doubt about that.’

A demand by David Norris (Ind) that Fine Gael withdraw its Seanad referendum poster was supported by Government Senators. Mr Norris said the poster, s(...)

Minister of State for Health Alex White said there should be more emphasis on disease prevention rather than intervention. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has the second highest rate of cancer in the world, Minister of State for Health Alex White told the Seanad.He said one in three people in Ire(...)

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