Anti-water charge demonstrators pictured today during  the national water charge protest. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A crowd of more than 7,000 turned out in Co Donegal today to send a message that locals will not pay water charges.The crowd marched from the Port Ro(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath

Dáil business was abandoned for the day yesterday afternoon and three TDs were suspended in a row over speaking time.Proceedings were adjourned three(...)

Dáil business was abandoned after a row over speaking rights. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:29

Business was abandoned for the day in the Dáil this afternoon following a row over speaking rights during which three TDs were suspended.The Dáil was (...)

A man sits on barriers erected to keep demonstrators away from Leinster House during the announcement of the 2015 Budget

The Government slicked on the gloss yesterday and got down to some long, slow and serious general election seduction.The Austerity Twins have left the(...)

Newly elected TD for Dublin West Paul Murphy is pictured outside Leinster House prior to taking up his seat in the Dáil today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The two TDs elected in Friday’s byelections took their seats in the Dáil chamber this afternoon in advance of the Budget.Independent TD Michael Fitzma(...)

Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle: said that in Ireland 4,300 asylum seekers were in 34 direct provision centres, living in “inhumane conditions not fit for the 21st century”. Photograph: Frank Miller.

Renewed calls have been made for the Government to abolish the system of direct provision for asylum seekers.Independent TD Thomas Pringle, introduci(...)

Former Justice Bryan McMahon, presiding officer at citizenship ceremonies, will chair a new  working group on direct provision for asylum seekers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The Government has appointed a former High Court judge to chair its working group on direct provision for asylum seekers.Former Justice Bryan McMahon,(...)

The man’s remains have been sent to Letterkenny General Hospital’s mortuary, which has been sealed off. However, there have been no visiting restrictions at the hospital.

Tests are continuing on a man found dead in Co Donegal who is suspected of having been infected with the Ebola virus while working in west Africa.The(...)

The O’Shea family were on holidays near Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, where they own a holiday home.

A teenager from Co Donegal died yesterday after falling from a wall in Spain. Ryan O’Shea (19) was on holiday with his parents near Torremolinos on th(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “We are also faced with growing and inextricable links between paramilitary groups and organised crime.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirty terrorist-related attacks occurred in Northern Ireland last year and five this year to date, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told the (...)