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 (...)

Independent TD Clare Daly’s staff used some 500 pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes to canvass for candidates she supported in the local elections

The Dáil’s ethics committee has decided not to pursue any action against Independent TD Clare Daly for using some 500 pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes t(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins: “We need a massive programme of public home building – social and affordable.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Homeless families were moved out of hotels on St Patrick’s Day because of increased prices due to the national feast day, Socialist Party TD Joe Higgi(...)

Tommy Broughan: said he welcomed the document and was considering it

A group of left-leaning Independent TDs are to meet next week to discuss the possible establishment of a loose alliance after they consider a draft ch(...)

 Michael McNamara, Andrew Doyle  (Chair) and Éamon Ó Cuív of the Joint Sub-committee on Fisheries launching their report on Inis Oírr off the Co Galway Coast. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Residents on the Aran Island of Inis Oírr have questioned how the proposed fish farm for Galway Bay could have survived the recent hurricane force win(...)

An Employment Appeals Tribunal has labelled employee arrangements for personal assistants in the Houses of the Oireachtas as “bizarre” and “difficult”(...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan:  “We need new blood, but the door isn’t closed entirely.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Attempts by former senior Fianna Fáil office holders to return to elected office are expected to be firmly resisted by party headquarters.“We need can(...)

Retailers are supporting calls for the restoration of the Christmas bonus to social welfare recipients

Retailers are supporting calls for the restoration of the Christmas bonus to social welfare recipients. A number of TDs and non-governmental organisat(...)