Fine Gael is set to add a former poll-topping Labour councillor to its election team in Cork East.

Fine Gael is set to add a former poll-topping Labour councillor to its election team in Cork East this weekend while Fianna Fáil will add the(...)

A proposal for a mandatory  legal declaration for landlords stating they plan to sell a property  is aimed at curbing the practice where property owners tell tenants  property is being sold while recruiting new residents at a higher rent. File photograph: Getty Images

  Landlords who attempt to evict tenants by claiming that they are selling properties will face fines of up to €3,000, it if subsequently (...)

 Labour Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Ciara Conway,  who spoke in favour of the Sinn Féin proposal, were absent for the vote. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

The Government last night rejected a Sinn Féin motion calling for the State to grant ethnic minority status to Travellers by 58 to 39 votes. Labour M(...)

The Dublin Festival of History will conclude this weekend with a lecture by Trinity College Dublin historian Dr Stephen O’Connor about ex-British servicemen who joined the IRA during the War of Independence. He has counted 124 to date, the best known of whom was Tom Barry

Back To Our Past: Back To Our Past is a genealogy, family and social history event for people interested in tracing their Irish roots and learning mor(...)

Cork priest Fr Tom Duggan who volunteered as a British army chaplain in both World Wars and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and an OBE by King George VI.

Fr Tom Duggan certainly lived a life less ordinary. He served in the British army in the first World War and ended up as a PoW; became friends with IR(...)

A farmer at work in the US. The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture has heard that genetically modified (GM) technologies, such as those used in the US,  are  an important tool to help feed the world. File photograph: Getty Images

Genetically modified (GM) technologies are not a panacea for all of our ills, but they are certainly an important tool to help feed the world, the Jo(...)

A monument commemorating three Irish patriots, including Michael Collins (above), is to be unveiled next month in the West Cork parish of Rosscarbery. File photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

A monument commemorating three Irish patriots is to be unveiled next month in the West Cork parish where the men were either born or grew up. Rosscarb(...)

At midnight last night the twenty-six counties officially left the British Commonwealth and cut the last constitutional link with Britain. The descrip(...)

Coalition: Sources indicate there has been a definite change of attitude among some in Fine Gael since IAG chief executive Willie Walsh engaged in a round of publicity last week. Photograph: PA

A growing number of Fine Gael TDs and Ministers say the Coalition should seriously consider selling the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus. Some backb(...)

Fine Gael’s new Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan spoke in fewer Dáil and committee meetings than any other Minister, which he says could be explained by his frequent absences enforced by diplomatic trips abroad.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael and Labour TDs have the lowest activity rates – in terms of speaking time and written questions – in Dáil Éireann.The number of written ques(...)