Michelle Mulherin  TD:    she is seen as facing an uphill struggle in Co Mayo, which is dropping from a five-seater to a four-seater for this election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is planning to provide extra resources for candidates it believes are capturing public support ahead of the general election. Party strateg(...)

British prime minister Herbert Henry Asquith: told the House of Commons that, since the outbreak of war, Britain had sustained 549,467 casualties. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

January 29th, 1916 The extraordinary rate of casualties for the British army in just 15 months of fighting was laid in front of the House of Common(...)

A school caretaker  has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of theft of bags of bananas, apples oranges worth about €66 from Scoil Fhursa in north Dublin

A school caretaker has gone on trial at Dublin District Court accused of stealing bags of fruit which were meant to be given to pupils as part of a he(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on mental health Colm Keaveney said the Government and the responsible Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch, had failed in promise to ring fence an additional €37 million per annum for services.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil has said it will give a cast-iron commitment to increase funding for mental health services by €200 within five years if it is returned to(...)

A solicitor has been awarded €140,000 in High Court damages against TV3 over a broadcast which mistakenly identified him as another lawyer who was before a court on criminal charges. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A solicitor has been awarded €140,000 in High Court damages against TV3 over a broadcast which mistakenly identified him as another lawyer who was bef(...)

Joe McHugh: “This bottom-up approach is also Unesco’s favoured policy.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There were sharp exchanges in the Seanad when Minister of State Joe McHugh said there was little prospect of getting Irish monastic sites on the Unesc(...)

Donal Corrigan, formerly practising at St Agnes Road, Crumlin, Dublin, agreed in 2005 to sell his practice to Thomas Byrne who later sent Mr Corrigan a cheque for the purchase which bounced.  Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A solicitor who had an unblemished 40-year career until he agreed to sell his practice to jailed lawyer Thomas Byrne is never to seek work in the prof(...)

The Irish Times and RTÉ are to ask the High Court on Tuesday for confirmation that they can report on a Dáil speech by Catherine Murphy relating to Denis O’Brien’s banking arrangements.

A leading Fianna Fáil TD has criticised Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his “silence” on the controversy over the right to publish comments about businessman(...)

Bus Eireann coaches parked in Phibsboro Bus Depot during a 48 hour strike by Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union members in Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann. Normal services resumed on Sunday.

As Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services returned to normal on Sunday after a 48-hour work stoppage, business leaders maintained that the strike had had(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: changes ‘more than merely cosmetic’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Government had introduced more reform in the past three years in appointment procedures for State boards than was achieved in the past 90 years, (...)